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The Merrehope Mansion

The Merrehope Mansion Photo, Meridian, Mississippi

While we were in Meridian, we went through two beautiful old houses, Merrehope Mansion and Williams Mansion. Both had their own unique brand of beauty.

Merrehope is a 20-room mansion that started as a small cottage before the Civil War, served as Confederate headquarters for General Joseph E. Johnston during part of the Civil War, and was finally completed in its current form in 1904. The house has beautiful ruby glass at the front entrance and a beautiful staircase. It also has a suspended porch on the second floor, which is somewhat unique for mansions of its time. The tour guide was well informed and did a splendid job of telling us about the house and its history.

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