Location Information
(for the McGehee Plantation House)
Name:McGehee Plantation House
Address:950 Ed Nelson Drive
City/County:Senatobia vic., Tate County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1856-57
Architectural Styles(s):Greek Revival
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:03 Jul 2007
View National Register Nomination Form
Context/Comments
The McGehee Plantation, built in 1856 for Abner McGehee, is an excellent example of Greek Revival architecture. The Greek Revival style was widely popular in Mississippi because the many people viewed ancient Greece as the birthplace of democratic government. The two-story portico with triangular pediment is typical of the style. The interior is largely intact with faux wood grain doors with full entablatures and side trim with Greek ear design and entasis. The house, located on the Mississippi & Tennessee railroad, became a scheduled stop on the line. Stark Young, author of So Red the Rose, was raised on the plantation. The National Register nomination was written by Scott Blake, consultant.

A wood-frame, hip-roofed, double-pile house with a monumental, pedimented, tetrastyle portico of paneled square box columns extending across three bays of its five-bay façade. The house is similar in appearance to “Hollywood” in Panola County (107-COM-6005-X), but with a hipped roof.