Longwood Octagonal House, Natchez, MS Photos

Longwood (c1860-1861) in Natchez, MS, is the largest & most celebrated Octagonal house in the United States. It was designed by Samuel Sloan. The construction of Longwood was interrupted by the War Between the States, and while the ground level was later completed and occupied, the upper stories still retain their antebellum scaffolding.

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Longwood of mid-19th century Oriental style built for Haller & Julia Nutt. Natchez, MS.Dome of Longwood. Natchez, MS.Woodwork details of porch of Longwood. Natchez, MS.Front door of Longwood. Natchez, MS.
Longwood of mid-19th century Oriental style built for Haller & Julia Nutt. Natchez, MS.Dome of Longwood. Natchez, MS.Woodwork details of porch of Longwood. Natchez, MS.Front door of Longwood. Natchez, MS.
Brackets of Longwood. Natchez, MS.Greek columns of Longwood. Natchez, MS.Oriental arches of Longwood. Natchez, MS.Interior octagonal layout of Longwood. Natchez, MS.
Brackets of Longwood. Natchez, MS.Greek columns of Longwood. Natchez, MS.Oriental arches of Longwood. Natchez, MS.Interior octagonal layout of Longwood. Natchez, MS.
Central room of Longwood with skylights in ceiling. Natchez, MS.Smoking room fireplace in Longwood. Natchez, MS.Portrait of Haller Nutt builder Longwood. Natchez, MS.Portrait of Julia Nutt at Longwood. Natchez, MS.
Central room of Longwood with skylights in ceiling. Natchez, MS.Smoking room fireplace in Longwood. Natchez, MS.Portrait of Haller Nutt builder Longwood. Natchez, MS.Portrait of Julia Nutt at Longwood. Natchez, MS.
Room with staircase in Longwood. Natchez, MS.Roll-front secretary which belonged to Haller Nutt at Longwood. Natchez, MS.Dining room at Longwood. Natchez, MS.Overhead fan in dining room of Longwood. Natchez, MS.
Room with staircase in Longwood. Natchez, MS.Roll-front secretary which belonged to Haller Nutt at Longwood. Natchez, MS.Dining room at Longwood. Natchez, MS.Overhead fan (punkah) in dining room of Longwood. Natchez, MS.
Table setting in dining room of Longwood. Natchez, MS.Serving dishes in dining room of Longwood. Natchez, MS.Original blueprint of Longwood basement level by Samuel Sloan. Natchez, MS.Original blueprint of Longwood principal level. Natchez, MS.
Table setting in dining room of Longwood. Natchez, MS.Serving dishes in dining room of Longwood. Natchez, MS.Original blueprint of Longwood basement level by Samuel Sloan. Natchez, MS.Original blueprint of Longwood principal level. Natchez, MS.
Original blueprint of Longwood second floor level. Natchez, MS.Original blueprint of Longwood attic level. Natchez, MS.View up of Longwood upper unfinished floors with scaffolding from before Civil War when construction stopped. Natchez, MS.View up of Longwood upper unfinished floors with scaffolding from before Civil War when construction stopped. Natchez, MS.
Original blueprint of Longwood second floor level. Natchez, MS.Original blueprint of Longwood attic level. Natchez, MS.View up of Longwood upper unfinished floors with scaffolding from before Civil War when construction stopped. Natchez, MS.View up of Longwood upper unfinished floors with scaffolding from before Civil War when construction stopped. Natchez, MS.
Longwood scaffolding details. Natchez, MS.View of Longwood outbuildings from top of house. Natchez, MS.Outbuilding of Longwood Plantation. Natchez, MS.Forests surrounding Longwood. Natchez, MS.
Longwood scaffolding details. Natchez, MS.View of Longwood outbuildings from top of house. Natchez, MS.Outbuilding of Longwood Plantation. Natchez, MS.Forests surrounding Longwood. Natchez, MS.

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