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Melrose, Carriage House, 1 Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, Adams County, MS



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Location
1 Melrose-Montebello Parkway, Natchez, MS

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MS-61-L
National Register Number: 74002253
Significance: The Carriage House at Melrose Plantation was built ca. 1848, concurrent with the completion of the main house. A two-story rectangular building, the Carriage House originally consisted of a large open space on the first floor for the storage of carriages, with a loft space above. Built of wood-frame construction, the building is notable for its west facade, designed in a restrained vernacular version of the Greek Revival style, to complement the architecture of the main house. A substantial wood tie beam, secured with metal straps, and an iron tie rod with turnbuckle span the second level, providing tensile support at the top of the walls. A stair was inserted along the south wall at an unknown, but possibly early date. A one-story shed addition was added to the north side of the building in the early twentieth century. The concrete floor in the original building may have been installed at that time as well.

Related Names
Davidson, Paul A., Field Team


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH-EAST ELEVATION OF CARRIAGE HOUSE
2. NORTH-WEST ELEVATION OF CARRIAGE HOUSE
3. SOUTHERN ELEVATION OF CARRIAGE HOUSE (BARN)
View looking northeast, with stable in background
View looking northeast, with stable in background
West elevation, with scale stick
Detail of pilaster base at west elevation
Detail of splash block at west side of building
South elevation, with scale stick
Perspective view of east elevation
East elevation, with scale stick
View looking southwest
Interior view of first floor, looking southwest
Detail of wood framing at northwest corner of first floor
Interior view of second floor, looking northwest
Detail view of steps over tie beam on second floor
Detail view of tie beam, tie rod, and turnbuckle on second floor
Detail of tie beam attachment at north end, on second floor
Detail of latch at second floor stair enclosure
Northwest elevation of Carriage House (duplicate of HABS MS-61-L-2)


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