Col. Charles C. Flowerree House

Also known as: Flowerree
2309 Pearl St., Vicksburg, Mississippi

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Floweree

West front from southwest

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

Floweree, as it is called today, is on the National Register. It is named for Charles C. Floweree who was born on October 26, 1842 in Fauquier County Virginia. After serving with distinction in the Civil War, he received the honor of being a Colonel before reaching the age of eighteen. Colonel Floweree made his home in Vicksburg in 1866. He purchased the property and improvements from John A. Klein in 1877. The high price of $3,000.00 indicated that there were buildings on the property at the time. With a view of the Mississippi River, the house makes a most imposing site. Information with might identify the architect and contractor has not yet come to light. It is assumed that the plasterwork, some of the finest in the state, was done by Bavarian immigrants who were living in the area at the time. The formal exterior may be assigned to a local builder, while notable features of the interior such as the bronze hinges and the one original mantle were probably ordered from New Orleans, Memphis, or Cincinnati. The dwelling served as the Floweree residence until 1929 when it was sold to Senator S.J. McCauley. At this time, the furniture and marble mantles were removed and sold. Through the years it served as a boarding house and fell into a state of disrepair. The house underwent thorough repair after present owner Mr. S.J. Tuminello, A.I.A., purchased the property in 1961. Deteriorated wood columns on the front portico were replaced with brick, and in 1970 an Italianate bay was added in the rear. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS MS-167)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 29, 1975
Reference number
75001058
NR name
Flowerree, Col. Charles C., House
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1875-1899
Significant year
ca. 1877

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