1899 Classical Revival – Canton, MS

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253 E Peace St, Canton, MS 39046

  • $149,000
  • 5 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 6072 Sq Ft
Own a piece of Canton history. Built around 1880 The home features a magnificent foyer with oak wainscoting and stairway. Through double doors to the right is the dining room and screened in porch. The bedroom behind the dining room was the original kitchen. To the left of the foyer is the sitting room which was the library and sun porch. The Master bedroom was behind the library and included the present hall and bath. The center of the downstairs behind the foyer was a hall opening to the back porch. Go upstairs and see the sitting area, other bedrooms and balcony. Enjoy the outdoors on the front porch with swing. The house is limitless by using it as a personal residence, event venue or bed and breakfast. House is being sold AS IS
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Sheri Bryan, Crye-Leike Realtors,

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5 Comments on 1899 Classical Revival – Canton, MS

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  1. John Shiflet says: 5450 comments

    In Southern communities, the renewed popularity of Neo-Classicism in the final years of the 19th century led to many examples being built throughout the South from Texas to Florida. After all, the beloved antebellum Greek Revival houses that survived the Civil War were mostly still standing at the end of the 1800’s and never lost their popularity in the South. But while the exteriors may resemble mid-19th century originals, the interiors are clearly late Victorian era but with Neo-Classical stylistic touches visible in some of the details. If this Classical Revival example came with a tower, you’d call it a Queen Anne but otherwise, the interiors are essentially the same for both styles.

  2. Elaine says: 108 comments

    The exterior of this one is just breathtaking to me. LOVE IT! But the inside, not quite as much. That kitchen almost made me feel sick. I don’t have claustrophobia, but that picture almost gave it to me. Is that the whole kitchen, or just a piece of it? That dining room table is ubergorgeous! I love that dining room! Oh my gosh WAIT! There appear to be THREE dining rooms! I’m talking the one with the round cherry table! That room looks like just plain folks that love their family and their ancestors! I don’t really like that staircase though. I’ve never been to Mississippi, but this house could be straight out of Georgia or SC (both of which I’ve been in a lot)! This house is a beauty!

  3. RosewaterRosewater says: 6676 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Just getting to this one, and loving the converted gasolier on the newel post. Really great.. Check out the amazing house down the end of the side street at Lyon and Center. It’s called “The Mosby House”, and has a truly beautiful and impressive front elevation, including splendidly restored Egyptian Revival capped columns. Wow. Also, the nearly three acre property includes a divine little Antebellum dentists office, and a really great cast iron, eagle hitching post; not to mention lush, old growth grounds. These little, deep Southern towns are just full of great houses. I guess “My dog Skip” was filmed in Canton, and this house and others appear in the film. I’ll pick it up at the library this week. Here’s some great pix : http://southernlagniappe.blogspot.com/2010/08/historic-houses-of-canton.html http://collections.msdiglib.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/madison/id/851/rec/4

  4. says: 11 comments

    I love the porches and the staircase. Definitely needs some interior work having been divided into apartments but with that kind of square footage the potential is certainly there to have something special.

  5. Jon says: 5 comments

    My wife and I toured this house, it does need some work. It has two kitchens one small upstares and a small downstairs kitchen do to the apartment muddle the house has lost its flow front to back. Returning it to its original floorplan will be no small undertaking as the kitchen downstairs was moved and the room were it was was converted to a bedroom. Still the upstairs balcony is in great condition and I could spend hours their.

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