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.

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