Inside the 150 Year-Old Skeleton of an Unfinished Octagonal Palace (17 Pics)

She’s a beauty isn’t she? Pictured here after she was abandoned in the 1930s by a cotton baron’s family that were never able to finish their dream home, Longwood mansion is an extraordinary antebellum plantation house that still stands to this day in Natchez, Mississippi. It’s the largest octagonal house in the United States and despite the ornately-finished shell of this millionaire’s folly, Longwood’s appearance is entirely deceiving. For inside this historic mansion is the surreal time capsule of an unfinished, 150 year-old construction site…


During the last years of opulence in the deep south before the Civil War, wealthy cotton barons dominated society. In the Natchez area alone, there were 15 notable barons, flaunting their millions from the seat of their neoclassical revival mansions, competing with their neighbours to see who could build the most ridiculously extravagant antebellum property. Dr. Haller Nutt was one of those barons, who mainly grew cash crops, including cotton and sugar cane on his 43,000 acres of land. He owned no less than 800 slaves.
















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