Friday, July 30, 2010

The Houses of Edwards, Mississippi

This is the second part of my photo tour of Edwards, Mississippi. If you would like to read the first chapter, A Place Called Edwards, Mississippi, you can click on the link.

Today, I am featuring pictures of some of the old houses in Edwards. This first house is a beautiful antebellum Victorian-style house perched high on a hill overlooking "downtown Edwards." It is called the A. J. Lewis house, but, unfortunately, I could not find any information on its history.

Closeup of the side porch ...

I did a double take when I saw this house, or actually, when I saw the little Snow White and Seven Dwarfs figures lining the sidewalk.

It looked as if Snow White was giving them an etiquette lesson on how to properly greet visitors.

This old house had to be a beauty when it was in its prime, but, sadly, it has fallen into disrepair.

I love its lacy "gingerbread" trim ...

And the pretty columns on the front porch ...

Just down the street is another faded old beauty.

I love the "homey" look of this house, with its picket fence and hanging baskets welcoming visitors.

This house sits at the foot of the bridge, on the opposite side from the stately Victorian on the hill. I wish that old oak tree could talk. It looks as if it has been there a very long time.

And last, but not least, is this pretty house with green shutters lining its double verandas. Notice the different size windows across the front porch.

I love exploring little towns like Edwards. You never know what treasures you might find, especially the old houses like these that are "off the beaten path."

And speaking of treasures, I almost forgot this one, which looks like it is in the process of being restored. I love its lights, and can picture their beams bouncing across a cotton field at dusk, after a hard day's work.


Stacey said...

Such beautiful homes! I love the woodwork and the columns. It's always amazing to me how some towns have all of that....and others don't. I'm so glad you share them with us. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Janie! I enjoyed my little drive through Edwards! It makes me sad though when I see houses in disrepair because I know the owners probably are having some type of problem and can't love their homes like we should! The possibilities with these charmers are endless!lol I could have used that tractor earlier this week!lol I guess Edwards must have a lot of iron in its water judging from that water tank!lol Patina! right!?lol Just wanted to stop in and say Hi! I miss being able to visit more often; they are depending on me more and more at work and I fear part time is going to turn to full time! Just too old for this now!lol What am I doing when I should be cleaning - why blogging of course!!!lol Have a fun weekend - Sincerely, Jeannette

Lisa said...

Is there anything more beautiful than an old Victorian house? I don't think so! Thanks for the beautiful tour.:)

TheZcoach said...

What yo call the Louis house was owned by Carie and Christine Pennebaker from the late forties to the late seventies. My Moms family the Buckleys lived there from late forties to 1959. My Grandmother moved back in 1963 when my Grandfather died till late 1965 when she died.

11111111111111 said...

Hi, I'm a descendant of RO Dick Edwards and I'm wondering if there are other dilapidated antebellum homes there that aren't pictured here. We visited our family house out that way to bury my great grandfather, Jc edwards, when I was little in the early nineties. I barely remember the house but it was shuttered and barely kempt then. I'd love to see a picture if you know of any other places. My email is p.s I don't know why my name is all 1's on here