Riverview

Riverview, Columbus: Address, Phone Number, Riverview Reviews: 5/5

Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings

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Padderic
Vero Beach, FL89 contributions
Riverview is magnificent
May 2019 • Couples
Riverview has a new owner and it is still being renovated so it was not open to tourists. We did stop and take photos of this antebellum home.
Written June 4, 2019
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John D
Columbus, MS202 contributions
Magnificent!!!
Mar 2017 • Couples
This historic home is one of the oldest brick homes in Northeast Mississippi and its architecture is stunning. It is currently under restoration to bring it back to its 1850 glory! Magnificent free standing stairway in the entrance hall and pull down walls in library!
Written March 13, 2017
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL6,847 contributions
One of Columbus' antebellum gems
Aug 2016 • Couples
Riverview has a new owner and one of the most magnificent antebellum houses in Columbus, Mississippi, is returning to its original majesty. Built in 1847 at 514 Second Street South, the massive Greek Revival mansion is considered a Columbus treasure. Located near the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center and overlooking the Tombigbee River, Riverview also is known as the Burris House and the Charles McLaren House, in honor of two former owners. Designed by Philadelphia architect James Lull, Riverview is 60 feet in height, the equivalent of a modern six-story building. A separate kitchen and servants' quarters are located south of the main building. The property is so large that it once covered an entire city block between First and Second Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a National Landmark. One of the most significant features of Riverview is that the front and back exteriors are almost identical, each with four massive columns. As originally planned, the back of the 2,300-square-foot house was designed to provide a scenic view of the Tombigbee River, hence the name of the house.
Written December 12, 2016
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