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1818–1824; later additions. 1st South St. at Depot St.

Tradition has it that Abram M. Scott, future governor of the state, began this fine Federal-style house in 1819 and completed it by 1824. Although of wood, it possesses the same scale and tetrastyle Tuscan portico as the brick Lewis-Morris House (see ND2). The first-story frontispiece is a masterpiece of Federal woodwork, with slender pilasters rising to deep and thin stacked capitals that support a delicately detailed fanlight. A rooming house after the Civil War (when the side additions were probably made), it became a single-family house again in 1900 for two generations of Woodville doctors. Late-nineteenth-century maps label the one-story frame galleried outbuilding at the rear as a “Private School.”

Writing Credits

Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller


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Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller, "FELTUS-CATCHINGS HOUSE", [Woodville, Mississippi], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Mississippi, Jennifer V. O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio. With Mary Warren Miller. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2021, 22-22.

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