Location Information
(for the McAllister house)
Name:McAllister house
Address:1403 Main Street
City/County:Vicksburg, Warren County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1910
No. of Stories:2
Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:04-21-2017
Recorded:05-26-2017
Book/Vol. No.:BK 1606 PG 408
Context/Comments
This house was the long-time residence of Vicksburg native Dr. Jane Ellen McAllister (1899-1996). Dr. McAllister was a nationally renowned professor and the first African American woman in the United States to earn a doctorate in education. She received her undergraduate degree from Talladega College in Alabama (1919), a Masters degree from the University of Michigan (1922), and a Ph.D from Columbia University (1929). Dr. McAllister later taught at Fisk University, Virginia State, Morgan State, Hampton Institute, Miner Teachers Cottage, and Jackson State University before retiring in 1970. Dr. McAllister's sister, Dorothy McAllister, was a well-known librarian at Howard University.

This building is mentioned in "Buildings of Mississippi" (2020) (p.77, in the listing for the Jackson Street Missionary Baptist Church, YB15).