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The Architecture of William NicholsBuilding the Antebellum South in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi$
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Paul Hardin Kapp

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781628461381

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2016

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628461381.001.0001

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“… Entire Master of His Profession”

“… Entire Master of His Profession”

(p.231) Chapter Eight “… Entire Master of His Profession”
The Architecture of William Nichols

Paul Hardin Kapp

Todd Sanders

William Seale

University Press of Mississippi

In this chapter the author recounts Nichols’s last years. From 1846 until 1848, Nichols moved to northwestern Mississippi and completed his last large-scale project: the planning and building of the University of Mississippi in Oxford. His later designs, the Chickasaw Female Academy in Pontotoc, the Yazoo County Courthouse in Yazoo City, and his final design, the Lexington Female Academy in Lexington, were quite modest. He did design one last grand residence, Shamrock, a brick, three story, square-built Greek Revival in Vicksburg. Still designing, Nichols died in 1853 and was buried among strangers in an Odd Fellows Cemetery in Lexington, Mississippi, nearly 900 miles away from the shores of North Carolina where his journey in America had begun fifty-three years earlier.

Keywords:   University of Mississippi, Yazoo County, Mississippi, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Holmes County, Mississippi

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