NATCHEZ STYLE: ARCHITECTURE–DECORATIVE ARTS–ENTERTAINING
BY WILLIAM BRADLEY, REGINA CHARBONEAU AND BRIDGET GREEN, AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY MANNY RODRIGUEZ
“I hope my photos prompt you to visit Natchez,” photographer Manny Rodriguez says in the first pages of this joint artistic venture showcasing 300 years of history in the architecture and furnishings of some of Natchez’ most famous homes. Take a photographic pilgrimage to places like Stanton Hall, Longwood and D’Evereaux with its Greek Revival Architecture and sculpted gardens. You’ll learn about illustrious entrepreneurs who came to Natchez to build fortunes and take advantage of the opportunities that King Cotton afforded. You’ll learn about the historical Fort Rosalie and the advanced culture of the Natchez tribe. There is a treasure trove of photos detailing not only the architectural history of the buildings, but also the significance of such things as different types of columns, gas lighting fixtures, stairwells, and historic descriptions of antique furnishings. Besides sharing history, the book also shares recipes made famous from plantation kitchens. All of the proceeds from the sale of this book go to the preservation of Stanton Hall and Longwood, owned and maintained by the Pilgrimage Garden Club.
PGC PRESS, PILGRIMAGE GARDEN CLUB