1852 Greek Revival – Canton, MS – $938,000

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Added to OHD on 5/29/18   -   Last OHD Update: 5/5/19   -   16 Comments
138 E Fulton St, Canton, MS 39046

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  • $938,000
  • 4 Bed
  • 4 Bath
  • 5100 Sq Ft
  • 1 Ac.
There are few homes in Mississippi with the grandeur and historical significance that The Priestley Home offers. Located a block south of the center of Canton, this revived beauty offers four stately bedrooms, four bathrooms, a formal dining room, music room, parlor, library, office, sleeping porch, pool, terrace and greenhouse, all in peak condition.

Built by Dr. James Priestley in 1852, the original house consisted of the front porch, the grand staircase and four rooms. Various rooms and wings were added throughout the years, including an office, the current library and an examining room for Dr. Priestley (which is now the kitchen). Later additions completed in 1915 included bathrooms, incorporating the kitchen, which had been detached, and a dining room.

The current owner has meticulously restored the home to its original splendor, both structurally and cosmetically, going as far as to seek out historically correct hardware and to retrieve the original dining room doors. New piers and a steel beam foundation have been added. Floors, walls and ceilings were replaced and windows were repaired and a long life metal roof was added. Today the home is a classical masterpiece. The grand staircase has been restored, the wide front porch gleams and the relaxing screened sunroom provides the perfect spot for year-round entertaining. The owner has brought back the richness of the home with numerous bookcases and ceilings accented with gilded wallpaper. Each bedroom is spacious and features a working fireplace and abundant closet space. Bathrooms feature clawfoot tubs, separate walk-in showers and varnished wainscot walls. The period kitchen offers today’s modern amenities, while keeping a nod to the fundamental style of the home. The landscaped grounds cover an acre and feature lush flowerbeds, regional perennials and mature hardwoods. An established herb garden is located off of the kitchen.

A final extensive exterior facelift was completed recently with an extensive repainting, new shutters and replacement hardware. The home was honored in 2010 by the Mississippi Historic Trust for Outstanding Restoration. Extensive photographs and documentation of the restoration are available upon request. Contact Jane Lever with Keller Williams Real Estate for more information.
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Jane Lever, Keller Williams Real Estate
601-613-1525 / Janelever@hotmail.com
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16 Comments on 1852 Greek Revival – Canton, MS – $938,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10365 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to Jane for sharing her listing with us.

    I linked the listing site up top, visit it for the 3D tour and many more photos.

  2. AvatarJamieK says: 16 comments


  3. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1884 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central NY, NY

    The interior is beautiful. Again – as in another recent listing, I esp. like the entry hall and staircase, with its unusual (to me, anyway) newel posts, and the decor – light, cheery, & airy. Appealing house!

  4. AvatarSandra says: 196 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Rochester, MN

    Love the veranda! Beautiful elements & the bookcases are so nice!

  5. AvatarSandy B says: 452 comments
    OHD Supporter

    2001 craftsman farmhouse
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Lots and LOTS of books….suits me, but in the one photo, does anyone have that many RED books?
    Almost looks like wallpaper……. Lovely house.

  6. AvatarNostalgia Girl says: 12 comments
    1985 Birmingham, AL

    If I had the $, I’d buy it for the bookcases alone!

  7. AvatarLady Texas says: 145 comments

    A grand home indeed, but comfortable as well.

  8. LanaLana says: 73 comments

    It’s rare….I’m speechless!

  9. AvatarLinda C says: 12 comments

    A lovely home especially for people who love books!

  10. AvatarBigrog says: 188 comments

    The whole place is stunning! I’d move in , in a heart beat,

  11. AvatarElizabeth says: 15 comments

    Have always loved libraries with ladders attached.

  12. AvatarBeth Anne Ross says: 1 comments

    A truly beautiful, graceful home – yet totally livable! This is a “crown jewel” in our little town.

  13. Avatarcodum55 says: 11 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1926 Colonial Revival
    Erie, PA


    This house is absolutely AMAZING!!! I would LOVE to buy it just as-is!!!!

  14. AvatarDevon Hoerner says: 58 comments

    There is so much to love about this house. I’m curious though – it looks like all of the additions were built around the original house instead of doing an ell. Very interesting. The book shelves made me swoon..

  15. AvatarAmy P. says: 1 comments

    I’m not a reader, but I love that house! If I had the money I’d buy it and fill it with beautiful antique nick knacks!

  16. AvatarBarbara Lesperance says: 4 comments

    Absolutely stunning. Very well done with Grace and Taste.

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