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  • Michael Dattolico

Amazing Architecture: Mississippi

1-Mississippi, 2-Mississippi, we’ve finally made it to Mississippi! As we continue our trip across the Gulf in our Amazing Architecture series, Mississippi is certainly not a place to miss. Without any further ado, on this iteration of Amazing Architecture, we are taking a look at one of the most misspelled states in the US: Mississippi!

Longwood- located in Natchez, this historic mansion is a national historic landmark, and you can sure tell why when you see it! Construction for this 6 story, 30,000 square foot mansion began in the late 1850’s before being finished in 1962. The original builders stopped construction during the Civil War and the owner had slaves substitute in for them. Due to that, there is a large amount of the interior house missing, though the outside is quite a view of an Oriental style palace.

Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art- Located in Biloxi, this museum houses many obscure looking buildings designed as a tribute to late Mississippi potter, George Ohr. The buildings are self-described as, “bold, intriguing, self sufficient structures” and it is evident through their use of jagged lines, and hourglass shaped stairways. In a sense, the buildings too are an exhibit!

We hope you found these spots interesting and maybe check them out if you’re ever in the area! At AJS, we proudly serve Florida and across the Gulf coast helping people and businesses lift and move their assets to their benefit. Give us a free call today to learn lifting or moving can benefit you or your business!

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