greek revival with new owner
Photos: Langdon Clay
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January/February 2004 Greek Revival

Location: Benoit, Mississippi
Status: Saved!

While we can't seem to track him down, word on the street is this legendary Greek Revival has a new owner, who is patching it up and replacing the columned façade that blew off during a 2003 tornado. The house is an important part of both southern and Hollywood history. Built by Judge J.C. Burrus in 1858, it was occupied by Union soldiers during the Civil War. Then, in 1956, it was the setting for the Elia Kazan film Baby Doll based on a screenplay by Tennessee Williams.
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