Natchez. "Longwood", octagon house. Very elaborate brick
house with porches, bays, tower, onion dome. Designed by Samuel Sloan for
Haller Nut, who is reputed to have had a pre-Civil War fortune of up to
$10 million, and owned over a thousand slaves on four plantations.
Construction began in the spring of 1860. The U.S. Civil War started, and it
was never finished. Reputed to be the largest octagonal house in North
America, it would have had four floors, and thirty two major rooms.
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Sources: M. Culver. Dale Travis. Ellen Puerzer.
Entered: June, 2001.
Updated: February, 2007
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