James C. Purnell House

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James C. Purnell House
James C. Purnell House is located in Mississippi
James C. Purnell House
Location 504 Summit St., Winona, Mississippi
Coordinates 33°28′59″N 89°44′4″W / 33.48306°N 89.73444°W / 33.48306; -89.73444Coordinates: 33°28′59″N 89°44′4″W / 33.48306°N 89.73444°W / 33.48306; -89.73444
Area 3.1 acres (1.3 ha)
Built 1873
Architectural style Greek Revival, Italianate
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 90001077[1]
Added to NRHP July 12, 1990

The James C Purnell House is at 504 Summit Street in Winona, Mississippi.

The house was built in 1873 by Major Frank Hawkins, a prominent business man and builder. The architecture is a combination of Greek revival and Italinate. Upon his death in 1896 the home fell to his daughter Mamie and her husband James C Purnell. Mr Purnell was an important figure in early Winona. He was a businessman, philanthropist, city official and builder of Winona's first public school. The home was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. The home remained in the Hawkins/Purnell family until 1989 when it was purchased by Rickey and Debbie Price.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.