Location Information
(for the "Prospect Hill")
Name:"Prospect Hill"
Address:Red Lick community
City/County:Lorman vic., Jefferson County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1854
Mississippi Landmark Information
Book/Vol. No.:100/738
Prospect Hill is a two-story, raised planter’s cottage with full-width porch supported by six fluted, Doric columns and cladding painted to resemble stone on the primary façade, while the other elevations are clad in clapboard with a masonry ground floor below. Colonel Isaac Ross, the original owner of Prospect Hill, directed that many of the plantation’s enslaved people be freed and offered transportation to Liberia upon his death in 1836. Fourteen years later, after much dispute about Colonel Ross’ will, between 250 and 300 freed slaves settled in Liberia. It is likely that the house, which was constructed in 1854 by Isaac Ross Wade, was built on the foundation of an earlier structure, which was burned by some of the plantation’s slaves in 1845.