Location Information
(for the Isaiah T. Montgomery House)
Name:Isaiah T. Montgomery House
Address:302 West Main Street, South
City/County:Mound Bayou, Bolivar County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1910
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NHL Listing Date:11 May 1976
NR Listing Date:11 May 1976
NR District Name:Mound Bayou
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:51
View National Register Nomination Form
Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:08-13-2003
Recorded:09-04-2003
Book/Vol. No.:V. M250, p. 602
Context/Comments
The home of Isaiah Thornton Montgomery, who had been a slave of Jefferson Davis and was a co-founder of the all-black town of Mound Bayou in 1887. Following the chartering of the town in 1912, Montgomery served as its first mayor. He died in 1924. The house, a red-brick two-story structure built over a full above-grade basement, was designated a National Historic Landmark (and thereby listed on the National Register) on 11 May 1976. Included in "The Majesty of the Mississippi Delta" (2002) (p. 82) and "Buildings of Mississippi" (2020) (pp. 117-118). [HABS: MS-197 (circa 1980) – two photos]