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Concord, the old residence of the Spanish governors, was situated about three miles east of the city of Natchez in the center of extensive grounds, which were kept in the highest state of cultivation. It was a massive building, constructed of bricks of a peculiar shape and enduring quality; circular flights of stone steps led up to the stately halls. These steps, the elegant mantles, and rich cornices, were hewn from Spanish quarries, and in conjunction with the lofty colonades, long, wide verandas, together with the rich furnishings of the lofty rooms, verify the wealth, the luxury and the taste of the golden age of the country.
Stately “Concord” now lies in ruins. In May, 1900, the fire fiend did what time had been unable to accomplish; it leveled the great brick stuccoed walls, forced from their foundation the huge pillars, wrenched the steel railing from the curved stairways, melted the heavy bolts, and tore the marble paving from the entresol.
by Mrs. N. D. Deupree
From Publications The Mississippi Historical Society, Vol. VI,
Edited by Franklin L. Riley, Secretary
Published Oxford, Mississippi 1902
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