Location Information
(for the Old St. Francis Xavier Convent)
Name:(Old) St. Francis Xavier Convent [Sisters Of Mercy Convent]
Address:1021 Crawford Street
St. Francis Xavier School & Convent Complex
City/County:Vicksburg, Warren County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1868
Architectural Styles(s):Gothic Revival
No. of Stories:3
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:18 Apr 1977
NR District Name:Uptown Vicksburg
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:39
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Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:10-28-1994
Recorded:02-21-1995
Book/Vol. No.:V. 1036, p. 39
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Historic Vicksburg District
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Context/Comments
St. Francis Xavier Convent is significant as one of the largest and best-preserved examples of Gothic Revival architecture in Vicksburg. The Sisters of Mercy, for whom the convent was built, have excercised great influence in the state of Mississippi in the areas of education and public health for the past 116 years.
Brief Description
A three-story brick Gothic Revival building, facing south, with a slate-covered hip roof pierced by gabled dormers with six-over-six, double-hung sash. There are five bays: four six-over-six, double-hung windows with metal label lintels and double-leaf paneled doors with a Gothic arched transom with tracery. A blind Gothic arch is found on either side of the door. The one-story portico has a flat roof supported with four posts, a bracketed cornice and pierced frieze. The center section of the building projects and the windows on the second and third floor have Gothic arched transoms with tracery and Gothic pointed lintels. The heavy cornice is modillioned.