Wednesday, May 12, 2010

ANOTHER UNIDENTIFIED HOUSE IN ABERDEEN, MISSISSIPPI

This is the No.141 painting in my 365/2010 series.
Title: ANOTHER UNIDENTIFIED HOUSE IN ABERDEEN MISSISSIPPI
Size: App. 11X14 inches
Medium: Watercolor on DeArches 140lb. 100% rag paper, cold press.
This is painted from another one of the photos Miss Peacock gave me in 1983.
Notice the curved Bannister and rails going up the front stairs, the double stacked Ionic columns at the porch and balcony. There are four very large pilasters beside the main doors and at the corners of this house. Notice the lower left side of the picture. It looks like the back yard of this place slops down to the river, notice the straight line behind the large tree, that to me looks like the bank of the river on the other side. With the fact that most of the larger houses, like these, faced the east. Could this one have been built on the east side of the river? Does anyone know if there ever was any habitation on the east side of the river? Maybe on the way to Amory or Columbus? What about around the community of Darracott?
I do hope you like what I do.
Comments and/or remarks are appreciated and welcomed.

1 comment:

Jerry said...

Arni, this is from a photo of the house, Cedar Grove, built c1844. It was built for Needham Whitfield, and his wife Alice James (the little mausoleum-in the Old Cemetery). The house faced Chestnut Street. In later years, when Meridian was built through, the house faced Meridian St. at an angle. Then, even later, the top story was removed from the house. It still stands in its truncated form. It was then the home of W.B. Hussey, of Hussey's Store and Cotton Buyer's Office. It may have been the home of Edwin L. White, when you were here.
Jerry Anderson Harlow
(And no, we are not kin.)