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1881. 182 Fort Adams Pond Rd.

This one-story frame building’s two facades responded to the Fort Adams road, which originally forked into two branches here. The front-gabled store with its shed-roofed porch faced Pinkneyville Road, and the house with its wraparound porch faced Woodville Road (since rerouted). A simple vergeboard, sawtooth shingles, and a chevron-patterned lattice enclosure of the crawl space create striking shadow lines and texture. Storerooms and a clerk’s apartment in the side sheds gradually became part of the residence. Owned by a succession of Jewish families until the 1930s, the store occupies a site at the top of the bluffs along the historic route between the river town of Fort Adams and inland communities. A nearby pond served the mule teams hauling cotton and other goods. Near the road is a transverse crib barn, a rare nineteenth-century survival.

Writing Credits

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



Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller, "POND STORE", [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, 24-24.

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