Auburn (ca. 1812)

 

This imposing mansion set in the midst of Duncan Park is famous for its architecture and its beautiful free-standing spiral stairway unsupported to the second floor. Auburn was built by lawyer and banker Lyman Harding who was Mississippi Territory's first attorney general, and Levi G. Weeks who was a designer-builder.  With it's portico front and pediment roof supported by colossal columns, Auburn became a house that influenced the design of countless other antebellum mansions across the South. Auburn was later occupied by Dr. Stephen Duncan, one of the founders of Trinity Episcopal Church.  The home is now owned by the City of Natchez and operated by the Auburn Antebellum House.

National Historic Landmark | auburnmuseum.org
Tours upon arrival Tues. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Last tour begins at 2:30 p.m. 
  
 
 
 
Monday December 22, 2014