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Glen Auburn is one of the many historic homes located in the Natchez On-Top-of-the-Hill Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built around 1875, it is considered the finest example of Second Empire architecture in Mississippi. After the Civil War, not many buildings of this size were built in this style, which adds to the home's significance.

  • Property, House, Home, Landmark

Glen Auburn was built c.1875 by merchant Christian Schwartz, who prospered during and after the Civil War. The two-and-a-half story home features a mansard roof, gabled dormers, a central tower, ironwork around the roof, and stone quoins (stone blocks at the corners of walls). A number of the home's original features remain. It was one of many impressive houses built in the period before and after the war. Together, they represent the wealth generated by the fertile lands along the Mississippi River. Glen Auburn in recent times operated as a bed-and-breakfast inn but it is once again a private residence today.

"'Glen Auburn,' Natchez." Preservation Mississippi. Accessed November 25, 2020. https://misspreservation.com/101-mississippi-places-to-see-before-you-die/glen-auburn-natchez.

"Historic Natchez: Jewel of the Lower Mississippi." The Decorative Arts Trust. Accessed November 25, 2020. https://decorativeartstrust.org/historic-natchez-jewel-of-the-lower-mississippi.

Miller, Mary W. "Natchez On-Top-of-the-Hill Historic District." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. September 17, 1979. https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/79003381_text.

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Elisa Rolle, via Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Glen_Auburn.jpg