1856 – West Point, MS

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Added to OHD on 6/21/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   14 Comments
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26917 E Main St, West Point, MS 39773

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  • $199,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4500 Sq Ft
  • 1.61 Ac.
This property has unlimited potential. In ground pool (needs cleaning), vaulted Gazebo with Kitchen - separate building that could be an office-with storage. The lot is beautiful.
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Rick McGill, Crye-Leike
(662) 328-1150 / 662-549-9277
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14 Comments on 1856 – West Point, MS

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11884 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    The 1856 build date could be right with a later remodel.

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  2. BethanyBethany says: 3510 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    Love it, dirty pool, 80’s bathroom, and all!

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  3. kevinb says: 12 comments

    Would be so fun to really make this one shine. i’d relax on that front porch with a big glass of sweet tea!

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  4. Gregory_KGregory_K says: 463 comments
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    Chatsworth, CA

    My opinion, and everyone knows I’m never wrong, is that the 1856 referred to another house, perhaps an earlier one on this site, or perhaps the rear wing on this building. Everything I see here, all exterior detailing, interior woodwork, staircase, all of it, again with the possible exception of the rear wing, appears to be 1895 to 1905 in age.
    Still, a handsome property.

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  5. MimiMimi says: 194 comments
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    Rochester, MN

    This has had remarkable potential— agree with Gregory that perhaps 1890-1910 build date— however some areas are possibly earlier— pocket doors 1850’s?

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  6. Karrie says: 235 comments

    wonder what it looks like now, the photos were taken 11 years ago? hmmm

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  7. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11884 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    I’ll ask this question here and on the link exchange today. You can answer here or there, I’ll let her know. The possible future owner would love some help:

    “I would love to have your readers ideas on new
    exterior colors and ideas on returning the interior to be
    more appropriate for time. I believe the original two room
    home from the 1850 era with a major overhaul in the late
    1800’s. The floor plan is similar to Hopkins floor
    plans”

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    • MJGMJG says: 2026 comments
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      CT

      I love this topic.
      I would say go with the later period since it was updated later 19th century. (though i prefer later color schemes to mid personally)

      If you’re talking about this house on this page, I would say be sure to pick-out all trim boards in trim color. A common mistake is half timber or horizontal trim gets painted the same color, thus erasing them from the house, but giving an incorrect and sloppy or lazy appearance. It appears there are horizontal bands on the house that are the same color as the body (though maybe the picture is wrong). The trim will help divide the house appropriately.

      Sometimes, if you want to go full authentic, you can even paint each floor a different shade. https://archive.org/details/gri_33125012875452/page/n17 Odd by today’s standards but quite modern and in many picture books.

      Try and use books like this for reference.
      https://archive.org/details/SeeleyBrothers00Seel/page/XIV

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    • John ShifletJohn Shiflet says: 5456 comments
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      1889 Eastlake Cottage
      Fort Worth, TX

      I could accept that there is a smaller older house at the core of this 1890’s appearing home. The columned mantels appears to date to the late 1890’s when Colonial/Classical Revival styles were again popular. To take the entire house back to a mid-1800’s look would be daunting as well as expensive. A fair amount of research of local antebellum homes would be required for a convincing Greek Revival look. Therefore, probably best to retain and live with what currently exists.

      As for colors, I’m a purist and recommend looking at this 1895 John Lucas & Co. paint catalog: https://archive.org/details/PracticalSuggestionsOnExteriorDecoration/page/n4 It’s interesting to note that the illustrated houses come from Robert W. Shoppell, a plan book publisher. I particularly like this paint catalog because it breaks down the parts of the house (roof, body, trim, porch ceiling and deck) with a color recommendation for each house detail. Worth remembering that this original 1895 catalog has probably faded and changed pigmentation in the well over a hundred years since it was published but a fair approximation can still be gained from the colors. There’s no requirement that the exact same colors be used as recommended but at least the publication provides an idea of what Victorian house painters were seeking in terms of color combinations. In my opinion, a modern painter should be free to select from this palette and create his or her own color schemes to suit their personal tastes.

      For older colors, here’s an 1884 Harrison Bros. paint catalog showing what was in vogue at that time: https://archive.org/details/HarrisonBrosAndCoCCA18956 The only problem here is that this copy has a strong yellow color bias so the reader either needs to copy the house image and de-saturate the colors or otherwise offset the yellow bias to come up with truer colors. I would have thought the Internet Archive folks would have tried to reduce the yellow bias during the scanning process but I’m grateful to have a viewable paint catalog from 1884. White paints were sparingly used during the 1880’s until the mid-1890’s (when all things Classical and Colonial again came into vogue) So too different shades of blue (especially Prussian blue which used expensive pigments) although after 1895 Colonial blue-grey became popular. A good read for suggested period colors of the 19th century to use is Roger Moss and Gail Caskey Winkler’s Victorian Exterior Decoration which has gone through several printings since the 1980’s. Therefore, inexpensive second hand copies are fairly plentiful from used book sources and e-Bay. The choice of colors is a very personal decision as well as a matter of personal taste so best to choose whatever you like rather than my recommending specific colors for your home. Hope this is helpful.

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  8. CarebearCarebear says: 1152 comments
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    I like how this house is set back from the street, but if the future owner wants it to be noticeable anyway, I think a two tone exterior with the trim accentuated, would be great. The hard part, would be picking out colors-which I am not good at at all! I’d look at John’s link to the last book above, there are color charts in it, that could give anyone with have a brain for decorating (not me), some great ideas. I bet there are historic paint companies, with more extensive period appropriate paint color charts.
    As for the inside, I’d keep with the later period, to decorate things. I’d look at period wallpapers, carpets, and paint colors. Good luck, whoever you are! This is a lovely house-and, it has an outdoor kitchen! We all are going to be awaiting our pool party invitations!

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