1856 Greek Revival – Aberdeen, MS – $650,000

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Added to OHD on 12/20/18   -   Last OHD Update: 12/20/18   -   18 Comments
301 N Meridian St, Aberdeen, MS 39730

Map: Street

Price

$650,000

Beds

5

Baths

5

Acres

4

This palatial home is offered completely . A Greek revival home and four acre grounds, landscaped with irrigation, formal gardens, fountains, statuary, walkways . 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, modern updated kitchen, a formal parlor opening to a a formal dining room, a basement with full gym, an elevator from basement to 2nd floor. Includes a 1905 Country chapel that can be used for used for weddings and civic events. Separate kitchen building with men and women restrooms. Bed & Breakfast, event venue.
Contact Information
Dick Leike, Crye-Leike
(901) 756-8900
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18 Comments on 1856 Greek Revival – Aberdeen, MS – $650,000

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  1. AvatarAliBaba says: 7 comments

    That thing above the dining table is actually a hand-operated fan that would swing back and forth (sometimes briskly) to cool those at the table and discourage flies from sitting on the food.
    Tho a historic curiosity, it was almost always a job given to young male slaves– those not old enough to serve at table. It was a physicaly exhausting job as they wouod have been expected to keep the thing swinging for the whole dinner and even longer. Sad to think that while the diners were cool and elegantly dressed, a little boy had to sit in a room off to side and swelter for hours to keep the thing moving.

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    • AvatarImbroglio says: 56 comments

      It is called a “punka” or “punkah,” and is a transliteration from Hindi based on an original Sanskrit root for “wing.”

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  2. Avatarkmmoore says: 294 comments

    Exquisite home. Interesting history about the fan … I was wondering what that was.
    Does anyone know if “offered completely” means furnished?

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    • MajolicaDavidMajolicaDavid says: 48 comments

      The fan is called a Punkah aka shoo fly.Was used to cool people dining and to keep the flies away.The contents were auctioned of I believe in November as the owner owns Stevens Auctions in Aberdeen.It is called the Adams-French Mansion.Here is a link to Stevens Auctions.http://www.stevensauction.com/

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    • AvatarImbroglio says: 56 comments

      The plot thickens, and I may have to scrap my earlier comment (below) which suggested that the auction linked there was of the contents of this house. The auction items do not really match the contents of the house. Further, the house is offered as a $650,000 and a $950,000 listing (see realtor.com). Perhaps the gap between “offered completely” and the “.” (see the listing) originally had “furnished” for the description of the more expensive listing which was clumsily truncated for the less expensive one. So: $950,000 for furnished and $650,000 for unfurnished?

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      • Avatarkmmoore says: 294 comments

        Hmmm that would make sense. I am not an antique expert, but the furnishings look rich.

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  3. AvatarImbroglio says: 56 comments

    Note the video of the home here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlXjZzQcPPE

    Auction of the contents here:

    http://www.stevensauction.com/adamsfrenchhouse.html

    It looks like the punka has stayed with the house.

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    • AvatarGretchen says: 37 comments

      Wow–have never seen a punkah in a functional home aka not a museum. Quite a conversation piece.

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  4. JimHJimH says: 4023 comments
    OHD Supporter

    Wonderful house with Mississippi-made cast iron balconies. I’ll assume the Ionic columns are original though that’s not always the case with antebellum houses. It’s fortunate that the local Masons purchased the house and made repairs at mid-century, otherwise it may have been lost. Photos from the 1930’s:
    http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/habshaer/ms/ms0000/ms0093/photos/093818pv.jpg
    http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/habshaer/ms/ms0000/ms0093/photos/093819pv.jpg

    NRHP nomination with history from 1987:
    https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/88000125

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  5. CharlestonJohnCharlestonJohn says: 777 comments

    This fine Greek Revival house was the local Masonic Temple when the NRHP nomination was submitted. Rather fitting for a temple-form Greek Revival.

    https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/88000125

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  6. MajolicaDavidMajolicaDavid says: 48 comments

    If you look at the correct link for the auction of the contents of the house under the Adams-French Auction October 20th this was the contents owned by Dwight Stevens owner of the house and the auction company.http://jdstevensstables.com/20%20Oct%202018%20web/cover.html

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  7. RosewaterRosewater says: 4338 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    I’m impressed by the interior shot of the front door with the room drenched in that rose colored, etherial light. Where is that light coming from / through? Maybe through one of those lamp shades in another room.

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  8. Daughter of GeorgeDaughter of George says: 760 comments

    How I love Mississippi. Such a wealth of great old homes.

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  9. AvatarPatty Moore-Amante says: 9 comments

    Gorgeous!

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  10. AvatarBigrog says: 182 comments

    Oh how I wish I had the money. This would be home sweet home.

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  11. AvatarDMWilds says: 1 comments

    I’m thinking of a Go Fund Me Page !!! The home is magnificent.

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