| Anchuca posted Sep 2, 2016|
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This is where we went to eat. It is a B&B and a restaurant now.
All pp are scraps. I stamped butterflies (some were watermark ink which I didn't care for as much) and then stamped in yellow. Washi tape , BG and Martha Stewart paper, Best Creation- cardstock. Lot of older stash.
Anchuca is a 2 story mansion, with all of its original architecture, being a beautiful mix of Primitive Colonial Style, Greek Revival and Gothic influences. Anchuca means “happy home” in the Choctaw language.
Surrounded by stately live oaks, Anchuca was built in 1830 (approx.) by a local politician, J. W. Mauldin, in the Primitive Colonial style. The overall Greek revival-style structure seen today was constructed in the late 1840s and is attributed to Vicksburg’s influential citizens, Jane and Victor Wilson. Mr. Wilson was one of the town’s most successful merchants. The Wilson’s added the two-story portico to the front of the house in 1847 to reflect the Greek Revival style. The original front door, which was destroyed during the battle of Vicksburg, matched the second floor door which opened up to the balcony above. It was a single door 'with sidelight and a transom above."
Despite its proximity to the Confederate lines and to the Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers, the house and the Wilsons survived the Siege of Vicksburg in 1863. The house was used as a hospital after the battle. With the death of Mr. Wilson in 1865, Mrs. Wilson sold the property.
The next owner was Joseph Emory Davis, the wealthy owner of Hurricane plantation and brother of Jefferson Davis, the President of the Confederate States of America. He lived here until September 1870. Jefferson Davis reunited with his brother at the home in January 1869. The town’s legend testifies that it was during this stay that Jefferson Davis did indeed speak to friends and neighbors from Anchuca’s front balcony,