Location Information
(for the Staff House Building #14)
Name:Staff House (Building #14) [Boswell Museum]
Address:Mississippi State Sanatorium (Boswell Center)
City/County:Magee vic., Simpson County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1924
Architectural Styles(s):Craftsman
No. of Stories:1
Mississippi Landmark Information
Brief Description
One-story, wood-frame, Craftsman bungalow on a brick pier foundation with brick lattice infill. House is clad in shiplap siding, which flares outward towards the foundations. Cross-gable roof covered with wide overhanging eaves, knee braces, and exposed rafter tails. Roof is covered in asphalt shingles. There is a triangular louvered vent below the apex of the gable. Along the main façade there is a partial-width, projecting front-gable porch. The porch gable has cross-hatch lattice work and a central knee brace. Porch roof has exposed rafter tails, and is supported by stout wood pyramidal box columns on brick piers with concrete caps. Brick curtain wall with concrete caps. Concrete porch deck. Behind porch fenestration consists of a tripled wood DHS window (4/1 – 8/1 – 4/1), and directly adjacent to the right, an entry consisting of a 15-light French door flanked by 10-light sidelights. To the right of the porch, there is an additional tripled window, in the same pattern of fenestration as the one under the porch.

Back half of right elevation has a prominent cross-gabled bump-out, with paired 6/1 wood DHS. Windows on the right side elevation are mainly triple and single 4/1. The left side elevation has an exterior brick chimney with a concrete cap. Flanking the chimney are paired casements with 10-lights. In the center of this elevation is a set of paired French doors with 15-lights behind screen doors. The doors are flanked by single 6/1 DHS. Above the entry, there is a cantilevered shed-roof awning. The remaining windows on this elevation are paired and tripled 4/1 DHS.

Rear elevation fenestration is the following pattern from left to right: (W-D-W-WWWW-WW-D-W). At the left rear corner, the entry is a three-panel wood door with central light above. Door is approached by wood steps with wood banister. This entry is flanked by single 6/1 wood DHS. In the center, the ribbon window has four lights, each a 4/1. In the right corner there is a small porch with a centered entry, consisting of a two-panel door with six lights above arranged in a 3x2 pattern. Above the entry is a cantilevered awning covered with asphalt shingles. Wood steps below the doorway. Adjacent to the entry are paired 4/1 windows to the left and a single 6/1 wood DHS in the right corner.