Windsor Ruins, MS-Late March, 2015

On the last day of our trip, we drove from Natchez, past Port Gibson, and then a short distance off the Parkway along a side road to the Windsor Ruins. The ruins are all that remains of what was Windsor, a beautiful and imposing antebellum home built between 1859 and 1861 by Smith Coffee Daniell, II, a plantation owner. Unfortunately, Smith Daniell lived only a few weeks after moving into the mansion. The mansion met with misfortune some years later when in 1890, a fire caused by a house guest’s cigarette, burned down the entire structure . But Windsor’s 23 Corinthian columns still stand in  the countryside of the Mississippi Delta as a ghostly tribute to the better days of the past.

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