It's unfortunate, but Susie B Law House has been reduced to ashes.
Tucked away in the woods of rural Mississippi stands a house with a unique touch: rooms adorned with movie posters, including "The Waterboy."
Mount Holly (a.k.a. Dudley Plantation) was a historic Southern plantation in Foote, Mississippi. Built in 1855, it was visited by many prominent guests, including Confederate President Jefferson Davis. It was later acquired by ancestors of famed Civil War novelist Shelby Foote, who wrote a novel about it. It burned down on June 17, 2015.
From the outside, the structure hints at decay, but it's the interior that tells a truly astonishing tale.
As I was wandering through a dense forest, I stumbled upon an overgrown path that seemed to lead nowhere. But my curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to follow it.
Movin' on Up
Once upon a time, there was a family named the Jefferson's. They were known throughout their small town for their kindness, generosity, and hard work. Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson were dedicated parents who always put their children first, while also making time for their friends and neighbors.
The old ranch-style house had been abandoned for years, and it showed. The windows were shattered, the door hung off its hinges, and the yard was overgrown with weeds.
As I drove through the quiet backroads of Mississippi, I came across three abandoned houses.
Korean War Vet
This home once belonged to a Korean War veteran. A small fire in the kitchen appeared to be the ruination of his home.
Windsor mansion was constructed as a three-story block, consisting of a ground floor basement, with living quarters on the second and third floors. The main block was 64 ft on each side.
Arlington is a historic Federal style house and outbuildings in Natchez, Mississippi. The 55-acre (22 ha) property, which includes three contributing buildings, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
As you walk through the dense Mississippi woods, you come across a forgotten relic from a bygone era - an abandoned home that looks as though it has been frozen in time since the turn of the century. The wooden exterior of the house is weathered and aged, with missing boards revealing the skeletal framework beneath.
Leading in from the road is a Mercedes in pretty good shape. From there is an overgrown driveway littered by abandoned vehicles. Then out of nowhere, right there in the middle of the woods is the most hoarding house I have ever encountered. Every step inside was on top of something. Anything from trash to clothes to furniture. There were a lot of nice things left behind & you can tell it was once a nice place. With a little bit of a hoarding issue. At one point, one of us flipped a light switch & it came on! Below is a pic of it on/off.
I loved the book shelves in this house & the fireplace was in the perfect spot.
Nitta Yuma is an unincorporated community located in Sharkey County, Mississippi, United States. Nitta Yuma is located along U.S. Route 61, approximately four miles north of Anguilla. Nitta Yuma is a name derived from the Choctaw language purported to mean "mixed with bear".
Sometimes there's just a house abandoned you stumble across. Except it's not 'just' a house. It was somebody's home. It was filled with life, laughter, struggle & love. There was so much personal stuff left behind here. I imagine they were grandparents & they were all but forgotten. There were pics of family, kids & grandkids. So much left behind. I don't post those personal memories. They belong to them.
From what I have read, these are apartments that were built for the Greatest Generation. Those veterans of World War II. It has been quite sometime since anyone has used these for any kind of residence. Or anything else for that matter. It was an honor to explore these buildings & surrounding property. To have been here in its heyday & have met & spoke with these men would have been the ultimate honor!
There was a home nearly camouflaged completely from the road. Connected to it was a business of some sort. A little ways down the road was a cattle barn. I have no idea if they belong to the same people.
This Old House
We made a return trip to Reform to check the status of the school, church & house. The school is nearly the same shape as when we first visited back in 2018, with the exception of the left rear corner. The roof has a hole in it & the water is rotting out the corner of the school. The church was locked up, so we didn't get to go inside this time. The house, well, it was completely gone!
Sanatorium is a community in Simpson County, Mississippi, U.S., northwest of Magee. The community was named for the Mississippi Tuberculosis Sanatorium, founded in 1916, which was a hospital for TB patients from 1918 to the 1950s.
’Way back in 1839, when Henry Basil Shaw married Mary Elizabeth Lattimore, profound consideration was given to naming the homes and estates of Natchez. It is almost certain that the mistress of Melmont pondered long and consulted her family before deciding the name. She chose to use the three initials of Mary Elizabeth Lattimore to form the first part of the name, “Mel”, and added “mont” because the mansion stood mounted on a rolling acreage. Thus “Melmont” was coined.
What was to be a resort in Pass Christian, Mississippi turned disaster. After 10 homes were built Hurricane Camille tore through the Gulf Coast & destroyed what had been built at Discovery Bay. Pat Boone was one of the backers & promoters of the real estate venture. He came down & reassured everyone they would rebuild & even sang some songs for the residents. A month later he pulled out of the venture. Apparently there was some false advertising in brochures showing a golf course & a beach which did not exist, at least yet.