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c. 1851. Built by Robert D. Smith, a free African-American who operated a carriage service in historic Natchez. Once operated as an inn by Portuguese merchant Jose Bontura.
This 125-acre, late-19th century, grid-patterned neighborhood is the largest and only primarily residential district in Jackson on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently under extensive renovation.
This historic church contains the original Tiffany windows.
First Methodist Church, the oldest in Columbus, was built in 1820.
One of the oldest historically African-American churches in the area. Although it was rebuilt in 1921, church records precede turn-of-the-20th century.
c. 1859. Architecture features gold hand atop the steeple pointing toward heaven, as well as chandeliers from the famous steamboat, ROBERT E. LEE.
c. 1828-29. Built by a congregation organized in 1817. It till has the original gated pews and beautiful stain glass windows.
Rapidly becoming known as a destination for arts, entertainment, retail and dining in the Jackson area, this booming historic neighborhood offers a variety of opportunities for visitors.
The first free public school in Mississippi, Franklin Academy of Columbus, opened its doors in 1821 and remains open today.
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