Location Information
(for the "Stanton Hall")
Name:"Stanton Hall"
Address:401 High Street
City/County:Natchez, Adams County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1857
Architectural Styles(s):Greek Revival
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NHL Listing Date:30 May 1974
NR Listing Date:30 May 1974
NR District Name:Natchez-On-Top-of-the-Hill (1979)
    NR Status:Contributing
    Element No.:188
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Mississippi Landmark Information
Book/Vol. No.:V. 20-C, p. 431
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Natchez Historic District
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Built between 1851 and 1857 by Frederick Stanton, an Irishman, this structure is one of the state's finest examples of Greek Revival architecture. Carved carrara marble mantels, French chandeliers cast in bronze, and Sheffield silver hardware were used to ornament the interior. Although various New Orleans architects have been put forward as having designed Stanton Hall, documentary evidence for Thomas Rose as both architect and builder is strong: Frederick Stanton paid Rose for the plans and the 1858 Natchez newspaper that described the new house claimed, "All the work on the edifice was done by Natchez architects, builders, artists and finishers…"

This building was designated a National Historic Landmark on 30 May 1974, and it was later listed as element #188 in the Natchez-on-Top-of-the-Hill Historic District, which was placed on the National Register on 17 September 1979. It was designated a Mississippi Landmark on 21 March 1995.

Stanton Hall is the subject of the booklet "Stanton Hall, Natchez" (1980) by Dale Campbell Brown. It is included in "The Majesty of Natchez" (1969/1981/1986) (pp. 10, 12), "Natchez Walking Guide" (1985) (#15, pp. 14-16), "The Great Houses of Natchez" (1986) (pp. 106-110), "Classic Natchez" (1996) (pp. 34-35, 132-135), "Natchez: Houses and History …" (2003) (pp. 166-175), "Great Houses of Mississippi" (2004) (pp.76-79), "Buildings of Mississippi" (2020) (pp. 40-41, ND42), and numerous other books.