Location Information
(for the "Rosalie")
Address:100 Orleans Street
City/County:Natchez, Adams County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1823
Architectural Styles(s):Federal
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NHL Listing Date:19 Jan 1989
NR Listing Date:16 Aug 1977
NR District Name:Natchez-On-Top-of-the-Hill (1979)
    NR Status:Contributing
    Element No.:343
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Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Natchez Historic District
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Built in 1823, this house is one of the earliest and most prominent "suburban villas" in Natchez. In addition, the mansion is locally significant as the headquarters of the Federal Army during its occupation of Natchez. A two-story, hip-roofed, brick house with a Tuscan tetrastyle portico, "Rosalie" is a particularly fine example of the “Jeffersonian Classicism” mode of the Federal style.

This building was individually listed on the National Register on 16 August 1977, and was designated a National Historic Landmark on 19 January 1989. It was later included as element # 343 in the Natchez-on-Top-of-the-Hill Historic District, which was placed on the National Register on 17 September 1979.

Rosalie is included in "Shrines to Yesterday" (1968), "The Majesty of Natchez" (1969/1981/1986) (pp. 38-39), "Historic Architecture in Mississippi" (1973) (pp. 23-25), "Old Homes of Mississippi, Volume I: Natchez and the South" (1977) (pp. 63-64), "Plantation Homes of Louisiana and the Natchez Area" (1982) (p. 79), "Natchez Walking Guide" (1985) (#56), "The Great Houses of Natchez" (1986) (pp. 97-100), "Architecture of the Old South: Mississippi – Alabama" (1989), "Classic Natchez" (1996) (26, 84-87), "Natchez: Houses and History …" (2003) (pp. 15, 54, 76-83), "Great Houses of Mississippi" (2004) (pp. 7-10), "Louisiana Architecture 1820-1840” (2005) (pp. 59-61), "Buildings of Mississippi" (2020) (pp. 30-31), and other books. [HABS: MS-17-1 (1934): photos and measured drawings]