This historic federal style home in Natchez was built around 1818 and is one of the most endangered Mississippi landmarks despite becoming a National Historic Landmark in 1974. A recent fire has led to efforts by civic leaders and preservationists to save this property.
Backstory and Context
On September 7th, 2002 a devastating fire swept through the home. This fire was treacherous and destroyed the main roof and much of the second floor. There were efforts made to fix the roof immediately. This led people to believe the rest of the house would be refurbished quite soon, but the home sat in place for years slowly deteriorating. In 2009 the Arlington house was placed on Mississippi's 10 endangered historical places in efforts to bring attention to the building. The Mississippi Heritage Trust has provided multiple ways for people to extend funds for restoring this building, or creating opportunities to sell this property to an owner that can do things with it. This is a property that has deep historical roots to Mississippi, and modern Natchez homes.