Friday, April 23, 2010

"ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI UNIDENTIFIED HOUSE"

This is the No. 114 painting in my 365/2010 series
Title: "ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI UNIDENTIFIED HOUSE"
Size: 8X10 inches
Medium: Watercolor on 140lb.DeArches cold press paper.
This is another painting done from the photos Miss. Peacock gave me back in the 1980's.
Large ionic columns on what seems to be brick or stone bases are at the front of the house and smaller ionic columns with their bases on what seems to be smaller slabs of concrete floors surrounding the entire sides and perhaps the back of the house. There is a large porch that surrounds the house with a balcony for the entire 2ND floor on the front and both sides of the house. AS elaborate banisters rail goes completely around the house and at the top of the front entrance. It looks like a captains walk is on top of the house, which means it could be near the river. Notice the large decorative exposed beams under the very large overhanging eves. I took away a lot of stuff from around the house that looked like doors, windows, shutters and lumber. There were several ladders leaning around the house. I believe this house was being dismantled when the photo was taken. Miss Peacock had written on the back of the photo that it was probably being constructed or demolished. I don't think cameras were available when this house was built.
If anyone out there has any photos of a building similar to this or of this house I would really like to see them.
I do hope you like what I do and thanks for looking.
Comments and/or remarks are appreciated.
Please visit my website at www.arniandersonartworks.com

3 comments:

Jerry said...

I think this is SunnySide, an Evans home, built in the prairies southwest of Muldon. The photo, I have is a frontal view, after the home was finished with people standing on the lower left veranda. The wonderful facade, that is seen in your painting is fairly modern. It was done by Addison Brannin, Aberdeen's noted builder of beautiful homes. The facade did cover the original home, c1840, which was of log construction. Sadly, this beautiful structure burned in, I believe 1956. A much smaller house of undistinguished style was built in its place.
So the ladders and such were probably when Addison Brannin was finishing up. Addison Brannin was born in 1872 and died in 1943.
Jerry Anderson Harlow

Mattp said...

This house is known as the Lenoir Plantation located in Prairie, Mississippi. It is currently being renovated by the new owners to its original state. It was built in 1847 and used as a hospital during the Civil War and thus is the only reason it wasn't burned to the ground by the norther forces. If you would like any additional information please feel free to contact me at matt@sgklandscapes.com

Bev Weber said...

Love your site. Great artwork. I posted a link to it on the Aberdeen Pilgrimage Association facebook page. We are looking forward to having this home--known to me as the Lenoir Plantation House--on our Pilgrimage in the spring of 2013.