Stunning Temple Heights
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515 9th Street North
Columbus, MS 39701
Temple Heights was built in 1837, and has been carefully restored, impeccably maintained, and furnished with period American and continental pieces. It has been showcased in the magazine Antiques, and numerous other magazines and books; Temple Heights was also featured on Home and Garden Television's Old Homes Restored. Temple Heights is on the annual Pilgrimage to Antebellum Homes and is open for year-round tours.
Historic Columbus, Mississippi is a town rich in its architectural heritage. It is a Preserve American City, and was designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations for 2008. A river town, Columbus is home to Mississippi University for Women, Columbus Air Force Base, and has one of the top Main Street programs in the nation. Two major universities are nearby. Columbus is a city which preserves its past while promoting its future.
Feature And Amenities
14 Doric columns, combining Federal and Greek Revival details. Terraced grounds have series of parterres and the original 1837 well. Two historic structures are located on the property. One is the original kitchen and slave quarters with an upper floor. It can be used as a guest house or for rental. The other is the single room kitchen that was built in the 1850s. Most of the highly acclaimed period furnishings are available for purchase.
When General Richard Brownrigg moved with his wife, Mary Winifred Hoskins, and his family traveled to Columbus, Mississippi in the 1830's, Brownrigg modeled their home after Mary's childhood home in Edenton, North Carolina. The four-story structure features both Federal and Greek Revival details and retains much of the original glass and the original Carpenter locks. In the 1850s ten columns were added on the east and north facades to complement the original four solid-wood Roman Doric columns on the south facade. The existing floor plan is much like the original except for a few accommodations for modern living. Because of its rich architectural heritage, Columbus was chosen by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations in the country. Temple Heights in on the National Register of Historic Places, the Historic American Building Survey, and it is a Mississippi Landmark.
Sq Ft: 4,000
Lot Size: 1 acres
Built in: 1837
Property Type: Single-family
Architectural Style: Greek Revival
Location Type: Downtown