Church Street, Woodville, Mississippi
A recent photograph of where we lived in Woodville for many years. I'm pleased to see that the house is occupied, though I'm less thrilled to see the front gallery filled to the brim with flags and such distractions from the simple grace of the house. Built prior to 1823, the house is a Mississippi planter's cottage which was later altered with a low-slung bungalow sort of roof. The house was severely altered after a serious fire in 1964. Its traditional dogtrot hallway with four rooms and a rear gallery plan had already been changed by additions over the years, but relatively little inside the house really escaped modernization. Only the mantels and windows remained as they had been. After we moved out, someone had the bright idea to put siding on the house, though not on the front facade. Fortunately, this can be stripped away when (possibly) the house is restored. As it stands, though, it's still a comfortable house, though the chimneys appear to need major work. At least it is occupied and appears to be in relatively good shape.
Adapted from a black and white photograph by Adrian Reed.