Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Mississippi River Journey Part 4--McRaven House in Vicksburg
The entrance hall today
The stairway rises in a masterful curve.
A Victorian bathtub in the bedroom
The oldest part of the house
Handpainted stencils decorate the dining room
McRaven House is interesting because the oldest section dates back to 1797. It was subsequently added to in 1836 and again in 1849. It was a fashionable home by the time of the Civil War. You can even see areas where cannon damage was patched up.