Location Information
(for the Kennington-Reimers House)
Name:Kennington-Reimers House
Address:1020 Carlisle Street
City/County:Jackson, Hinds County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1937-40
Architectural Styles(s):Neoclassical
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NR District Name:Belhaven
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:129a
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Belhaven Historic District
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Context/Comments
A larger mansion, called Kennington Place, originally stood facing west on this site. Built for Robert Estes Kennington, a merchant and property developer, the estate included formal gardens, a nine-hole golf course, and a lake. This earlier house was torn down because of structural damage caused by shifting Yazoo clay. The present house, built for J.A. Kennington, and the one next door, 1040 Carlisle, were built with bricks salvaged from the original structure.
Brief Description
Two-story, brick veneer Neoclassical Revival style residence with a hip roof of flat clay tiles on a brick foundation. A massive partial-width two-story projecting entry porch with a pediment is supported by colossal two-story Ionic columns on a tiled porch deck with concrete steps. The pediment is covered in stucco and has a central diamond panel. The fa´┐Żade on both floors is five-bay (D, W, D, W, D). The windows are 16/1 wood double hung sash. The doors on each end of the first floor are double-leaf with sixteen lights to each leaf and flanked by sidelights with six lights. There is a single light transom above each sidelight and a five light transom above the double-leaf door. The doors on the second floor are also double-leaf and have fourteen lights to each leaf. They are surrounded by the same configuration of sidelights and transoms as the first floor. The entry door is double-leaf wood with four lights over a recessed panel to each leaf and has a wood screen door. There is a six light transom above the door. The middle door on the second floor is a wood French door with eighteen lights, wood screen door, and a transom with four lights. All of the doors, except the main entry door, have Juliette balconies with iron railings. The eaves are boxed and have a wide frieze below with heavy dentil moulding. Below the frieze is a projecting belt course of wood moulding. Outbuilding 2 (c. 1980) - One-story, wood frame outbuilding with a shed roof to the rear and board-and-batten siding. The doors and/or windows are not visible.
Historic Information
1940-J.A. Kennington (Mignonne), first listed homeowner, Vice President of R. E. Kennington Co. & President of Kennington Investment Company.