The J.H. Gary House / Merrehope in Meridian MSMonday, December 05, 2005
My WPA Mississippi book lists the house known as 'Merrehope' in Meridian as the J.H. Gary House. It's at 905 31st Avenue.
The historical marker says:
A 20-room Neoclassical Revival mansion completed in 1904, the house began as a small cottage which served as headquarters for Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in 1863. Merrehope is now a museum of local history.
My WPA book says that "the single-story ell, which extends to the rear, was the headquarters of Gen. Leonidas Polk, Commander of the Confederate troops stationed in Meridian."
Isn't it so pretty? I'd like to go inside next time we get a chance.