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
Book/Vol. No.:V. 1036, p. 39
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Historic Vicksburg District
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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 exercised great influence in the state of Mississippi in the areas of education and public health since 1860. Individually listed on the National Register in 1977, it is also a prominent contributing element of the Uptown Vicksburg Historic District.

Included in "Buildings of Mississippi" (2020) (pp.78-79, YB18).
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.