1854 Greek Revival – Columbus, MS

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Added to OHD on 9/18/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   20 Comments
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524 8th St N, Columbus, MS 39701

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  • $291,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 3 Bath
  • 4000 Sq Ft
  • 0.39 Ac.
Historic 1854 Greek Revival. Stands proud among historic the magnolias and the oldest living wisteria in Columbus. Six large columns embellish the home, along with the wide front porch that borders the front side of the home. Enjoy the day started off sipping your morning coffee or spend a glorious afternoon with a mint julep in hand. Stepping into this home will take your breath away. A beautiful, gracefully curving mahogany and walnut staircase will greet you as you walk in the door, as well as heart of pine floors, elongated, six over six windows. The renovated kitchen has grand, exposed beams, Jenn Air stove and an abundance of cabinet space. An elegant formal dining room is complete with a cozy fireplace......
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Kendra Bell, Crye-Leike Properties Unlimited
(662) 328-1150
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20 Comments on 1854 Greek Revival – Columbus, MS

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  1. Elaine says: 87 comments

    Kelly, I think this is a BIG mistake! How could a house that looks like THIS not be in Georgia???? I am thoroughly stumpified!

    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 1109 comments

      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      Mississippi has some of the most handsome Greek Revivals still standing.

    • Mississippi Dude says: 30 comments

      Some might think Mississippi doesn’t have houses like this. It turns out that Columbus, MS just had two more of these Greek Revival homes restored to their former glory just last year. This home is in a beautiful location in Columbus, as well. Columbus celebrated its 200th year anniversary in 2017. It is second only to Natchez, MS for the sheer number of historical homes and buildings. The historical antebellum homes tour just celebrated its 70th-plus year. People come from around the country and even the world for this tour.

    • Zann says: 513 comments


      His practice run into Mississippi did less damage than his “march to the sea” through Georgia. I have no hard statistics to back this up, but I am fairly sure there are more grand pre-Civil War homes that survived in Mississippi than in Georgia for that very reason.

      • Elaine says: 87 comments

        I thought about that later. We know who to thank, right? It’s not just a house though; I mean there were tons of gorgeous homes all thru the South. But this one just looks like it would HAVE to be Georgia! When I think of Mississippi, I think of my Ghosts of the Mississippi book. What gorgeous homes are in there. Looking at those homes always makes me cry. And then when I see the picture collages he did in there, it really chokes me up. I don’t know about the rest of the country, but I’ve noticed in the last 30 or 40 years, how much of the beauty of the South is just gone. It’s like what made the south the south, is gone with the wind. And then you see a picture like this, and you remember . . .

      • Mississippi Dude says: 30 comments

        I think you are correct about Sherman’s march to the sea in a 60-mile-wide swath across the South doing a lot of destruction and that by sparing Columbus, MS and other cities here we have a treasure trove of old homes. I’ve not been to other Deep South states (except Louisiana) to really say for sure. He also saved Savannah if I’m not mistaken.

        • Zann says: 513 comments

          Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama have some lovely pre-Civil War homes. There was some destruction, of course, but the scorched earth method was really Sherman’s calling card in Georgia. It is not uncommon at all to have a story or urban legend attached to a large pre-Civil War home in Georgia as to how it survived Sherman. Usually some general took pity on the house because it was so pretty or an industrious woman/daughter of the house put the fire out with a blanket. LOL.

  2. Deborah W Mann says: 139 comments

    Unreal….so beautiful inside and outside. I would love to have it!!

  3. southwest guy says: 43 comments

    Elaine, There are many antebellum mansions, middle class homes and cottages in Mississippi. Some of my favorite homes are here in Columbus. Columbus was spared devastation durning the civil war. The volume of antebellum mansions here made Columbus a Hospital town for the Union. Please Google Antebellum mansions images in MS for a visual treat.

  4. JimHJimH says: 5526 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Listed on the NRHP as the Jones-Banks-Leigh House aka Leighcrest. Possibly built in 1841 by Dr. Aurelius N. Jones and his wife Cordelia. There were a few different owners early on before the purchase in 1876 by cotton broker Frank Melancthon Leigh (1844-1925), whose family owned the house for over a century. Updated in the 1890’s, the house was restored in the 1980’s and much of the late Victorian content was removed.

  5. says: 16 comments

    I LOOOVE the sensual curve of the walkway in front of the house . . . and it’s made of old BRICK! LOVE it!


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