Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Windsor Ruins - Details

Claiborne County, Mississippi 

Windsor was constructed at a cost of 175,000. Bricks for the 29 columns were made in a  kiln near the house. The 45 feet tall columns supported the projecting roof and provided protection for the galleries that surrounded the house at the second and third levels.

The iron Corinthian capitals that topped the columns, along with the iron stairs and ornamental balustrade were manufactured in Saint Louis and shipped down the Mississippi River to the nearby port of Bruinsburg.


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