Smith-Bontura-Evans House

Coordinates: 31°33′40″N 91°24′22″W / 31.56111°N 91.40611°W / 31.56111; -91.40611
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Smith-Bontura-Evans House is located in Mississippi
Smith-Bontura-Evans House
Smith-Bontura-Evans House is located in the United States
Smith-Bontura-Evans House
Nearest cityNatchez, Mississippi
Coordinates31°33′40″N 91°24′22″W / 31.56111°N 91.40611°W / 31.56111; -91.40611
Architectural styleGreek Revival
NRHP reference No.78001585[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 29, 1978

The Smith-Bontura-Evans-House, also known as Evansview[2] and as Bontura, is a historic house and business built by Robert D. Smith in Natchez, Mississippi. A free African American, Smith built the combined building for his livery business and a Greek Revival residence between 1851 and 1858.[3] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 29, 1978.[1]

In 1977 the property was owned by the Natchez Town chapter of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Mary M. Shoemaker (October 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Smith-Bontura-Evans House". National Park Service. Retrieved July 29, 2017. With two photos from 1977.
  3. ^ National Register of Historic Places (October 1, 1994). African American Historic Places. John Wiley & Sons. p. 298. ISBN 978-0-471-14345-1.