Stanton Hall

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Stanton Hall
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Stanton Hall in 2008
Stanton Hall is located in Mississippi
Stanton Hall
Location 401 High Street, Natchez, Mississippi
Coordinates 31°33′45″N 91°24′03″W / 31.562621°N 91.400730°W / 31.562621; -91.400730Coordinates: 31°33′45″N 91°24′03″W / 31.562621°N 91.400730°W / 31.562621; -91.400730
Built 1851
Architectural style Antebellum Classical Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74002254
USMS # 001-NAT-0188-NHL-NRD-ML
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 30, 1974[2]
Designated NHL May 30, 1974[3]
Designated USMS March 21, 1995[1]

Stanton Hall, also known as Belfast, is an Antebellum Classical Revival mansion in Natchez, Mississippi built during 1851-1857 for Frederick Stanton, a cotton broker. It occupies a full block on High Street between Pearl and Commerce Streets in Natchez and is operated as a historic house museum by the Pilgrimage Garden Club.

Reportedly, a chartered ship was used to transport the moldings, marble fireplace mantles, wrought ironwork, and other building materials and furnishings to the site from Europe. The house was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974[3][4] and a Mississippi Landmark in 1995.[1]

The mansion is also available for rental for weddings and other special events.

The mansion serves as a design for Disneyland's Haunted Mansion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mississippi Landmarks". Mississippi Department of Archives and History. May 2008. Retrieved April 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Stanton Hall". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  4. ^ Paul Goeldner (January 8, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Stanton Hall" (pdf). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 3 photos, exterior and interior, from 1973 and undated. PDF (1.35 MB)

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