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Architecture, Streets & Antebellum Homes

Home to the most unique and influential places in the Delta region, Greenville-Washington County has diverse examples of architectural styles from Romanesque Revival to Mid-Century.

Belmont Plantation est. 1857 Bed & Breakfast

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3498 Highway 1 South, Wayside, MS 38780

Belmont, one of the last remaining antebellum mansions in Greenville/Washington County. Built in 1857 for W.W. Worthington and recently restored to its original grandeur, Belmont is now a Bed and Breakfast and is available for weddings, events and tours. Contact Camille Collins, CEO Belmont Plantation, est. 1857 (901) 652-1390 or belmontplantation.lcc@gmail.com

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Cotton Row

200 Block of Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701

Step back in time to when paddle wheelers plied the Mississippi and cotton fortunes were made and lost. Classical architecture of the late 19th century lives on here, well-preserved and home to various law offices, accounting firms and merchants.

First National Bank Building

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302 Main Street, Greenville, MS 38701

This Neoclassical Revival building was built in 1903 by the first federally chartered bank in Washington County. First National’s founding president James E. Negus selected the building’s marble and stained-glass windows from Italy. Today, the restored building houses the Greenville Municipal Court.

Former C&G Railroad Depot

205 Central Street, Greenville, MS 38701

Built around 1880 during a thriving railroad economy, the station displays period railway architecture.

Former Levee Board Complex

Greenville Inn & Suites, 211 South Walnut Street, Greenville, MS 38701 • 662-332-6900

The unique architectural detailing representative of the 1880s pays homage to the city’s oldest commercial structure, the former Levee Board Complex. Completely restored and renovated, the building is now home to Greenville Inn & Suites.

Hampton Plantation

Highways 1 and CR 436, Lake Washington, Glen Allan, MS 38744

Purchased in the 1840s by the Hampton family, the plantation was operated in the 1850s, 60s and 70s by Wade Hampton, III, distinguished Civil War General and the first Governor of South Carolina after Reconstruction.

Holt Collier Street

310 Broadway Street, Greenville, MS 38701

If not for Holt Collier, there would be no teddy bears. A freedman who served in the Confederate Army and one of the few to receive a Confederate pension, Holt later gained fame as a tracker and hunting guide for President Theodore Roosevelt during the famous “Mississippi Bear Hunt.” Holt Collier Street is located across from Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Linden Plantation

Lake Washington Road, Glen Allan, MS 38744

Built in the early 1900s, this 20-room mansion is a stunning example of turn-of-the-century Colonial Revival architecture. It sits on what is believed to be the site of the first house built in the territory and is operated by descendants of the original owners.

Mississippi River Levee System “The Great Wall of Mississippi”

Longer and taller than the Great Wall of China, the Mississippi River Levee System stands as a testimony to the Delta’s long-fought battle with Mother Nature. Walk atop this engineering marvel on Greenville’s downtown waterfront between Main and Central.

Mount Holly Plantation

Highway 1 South at Lake Washington, Greenville, MS 38701

In the town of Foote is a magnificent mansion once owned by the family of Shelby Foote, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian. Mount Holly, built of slave-made brick with 14-foot ceilings and 2-foot-thick walls, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house, one of the finest examples of Italianate architecture in the state, is now a private residence. (Burned in 2015)

Nelson Street District

Nelson Street, Greenville, MS 38701

Nelson Street was historically the thriving economic, social, cultural, and religious center of Greenville’s African-American community. The Nelson Street District has been home to many local businesses such as Anderson’s Photo Service, Brown’s Bakery, The Casablanca, May’s Restaurant, The Flowing Fountain, Bailey’s Restaurant, The Green Grill, Pete’s Barber Shop, Celestine’s Shoe Shine Shop, the YMCA (Pythian Hall), Union Cab, The Playboy Club, and Annie Mae’s Soul Food Cafe. In addition, the medical practices and residences of Dr. Charles Holmes, Dr. C.B. Clark, G.P. Maddox, and some of Greenville’s most prominent African Americans were located in the Nelson Street District.

Old Offices of The Delta Democrat Times

Corner, Main and Walnut Streets, Greenville, MS 38701

This historic structure, built in 1881, was an inspired setting for Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Hodding Carter, Jr., who penned editorials advocating racial and religious tolerance.

The Lakeport Plantation

The ca. 1859 Lakeport Plantation Home in Chicot County, Arkansas was the home of Lycurgus and Lydia Johnson.  On the National Register of Historic Places since 1974, it is the last remaining antebellum plantation home in Arkansas still facing the Mississippi River.  In 2001 the Epstein-Angel family donated the home to Arkansas State University.  In Septebmer 2007, the restored home opened to the public as an  Arkansas State University Heritage Site.

601 Hwy 142 • Lake Village, AR 71653

The Lakeport Plantation house, built in 1859, is the only remaining Arkansas antebellum plantation home on the Mississippi River. The Greek Revival structure is one of Arkansas’s premiere historic structures. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, the home was gifted to Arkansas State University by the Sam Epstein Angel family in 2001. After five years of restoration work, the home opened to the public.

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Washington County Courthouse & Arboretum

Corner, Washington Avenue and Edison Street, Greenville, MS 38701

The original courthouse was burned by Union troops during the Civil War and replaced in 1890 with a structure comprised primarily of Illinois brownstone. Its original planners were avid conservationists and landscaped the grounds with a variety of trees indigenous to the area, creating the Courthouse Arboretum. The Confederate monument located in the Arboretum is most noteworthy. It, like many of its kind in Mississippi, faces south.

Washington County/Greenville CVB Office Nicholson Armory

112 Walnut Street, Greenville, MS 38701

Named “Fort Nicholoson” in honor of Lt. Louis M. Nicholoson, who died during an air raid over Romania in World War II, the Armory now houses the Washington County/Greenville Convention and Visitors Bureau. Stop by and we’ll give you all the travel information you need.

Wetherbee House

503 Washington Avenue, Greenville, MS 38701

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this mid-19th century house is reminiscent of the era of horseless carriages and Classic Revival cottages. Today, the Wetherbee House is the home of the Greater Greenville Development Foundation.