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. Pictured in The Majesty of the Mississippi Delta (p. 82). [HABS: MS-197 (circa 1980) – two photos]