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Lehmquen (1838), Columbus, Mississippi 1 | by David Hoffman '41
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Lehmquen (1838), Columbus, Mississippi 1

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[2 photos--one of the front and one of the entrance] Lehmquen (1838) is a one-and-a-half-story Greek Revival frame home in an area of residential beauties in Columbus, Mississippi. The front facade is very symmetrical with end gable roofing. The central feature of the roof is an eyelid dormer with sunburst motif window. On either side is a gabled dormer with double windows, each with 16 small panes. The fist level has two 6/6 windows (with shutters) flanking the entrance, which consists of a single leaf wooden door. Above this entrance is a horizontal transom of 11 rectangular panes; the sidelights consist of 4 panes with a vertical orientation. Flanking each of the sidelights are fluted Doric pilasters. Framing the entire entry are simulated Doric columns, also with the fluting feature. The porch spans the width of the house with the roof supported by 6 symmetrically placed fluted Doric columns. The porch banister has rectangular railings. An iron fence with brick piers spans the front of the property. The appearance of the house has been compared with New Orleans Creole cottage architecture--and there are some similarities. Lehmquen is included in the South Columbus Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places June 8, 1982 with ID number 82003104. The nomination form (in pdf format) for the district can be found at npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/82003104_text

 

A beautiful photo of the house:

www.flickr.com/photos/greyk200d/31911300537/

 

For some of the background to the home see misspreservation.com/2016/03/29/1940-inaugural-columbus-p...

 

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Taken on May 25, 2018