Molly's Country Memories

Molly's Country Memories

The memories and happening in the everyday life of a country girl

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pink Saturday and Scenic Sunday....The Bontura ....

I am connecting to Pink Sat... with Beverly at How Sweet The Sound because of all the beautiful shades of pink in the brick and the flowers, I am also connecting to
Scenic Sunday is a photo meme of the scenery. It can be landscapes, buildings, flowers, or anything you feel it's a scenery photo. This meme will be held every weekend. To join, just post your scenery shots on your blog and link back to Scenic Sunday.
I hope you will enjoy my little trip back in time.

Natchez, MS and the Bontura House
One of my favorite homes to visit when I go to Natchez is the Bontura, c1851 built by Robert D. Smith, a free African-American who ran a carriage service. Later it became an inn run by Portuguese merchant Jose Bontura. Built in the Greek Revival style. It sits on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, It has unique iron work and I always try to go by during different Seasons to capture the ever changing landscape...Because of it's location on the Bluffs it was shelled by Union gunboats in the Civil War. It is now privately owned, I would love to go inside and see what it looks like.I did find a place on the net that showed more info about this beautiful house...You can read about it here

This sets right across the street from the Bontura House...What a beautiful sight to see every morning from your parlor windows.
Bontura also shares the neighborhood with several other Great old homes..I will be showing them later.


  1. Hey Molly!

    I too would love to see that house on the inside! I can only imagine all of the intricate woodwork and trim that would be in it. It truly is beautiful on the outside!

    Thanks for sharing your part of the States with us!


  2. Gorgeous home and what a spectacular view! I can only imagine what the inside of the home looks like. Too bad it is private now.

    Sunshine and no rain looks nice too.


  3. Totally FANTASTIC! I LOVE old architecture and I, too, would think it fascinating to be able to explore the insides of some of the fantastic places I’ve seen!

  4. Looks like a wonderful place to visit!!!!

  5. If I don't get to move back to my old stompin' ground I think I'll just curl up and expire.

    I miss it! Thanks the pictures...nowhere but the Deep South do you find those hues...all that architecture...and such good junkin.

  6. That looks like a lovely home in a great neighbourhood. Thank you for the tour:)

  7. What a wonderful home!! I love seeing older homes and this one is a beauty. I signed up as a follower because I want to see more beautiful homes that you may post in the future! thanks so much for sharing!!

  8. Beautiful home and interesting history.

  9. Molly - such a beautiful spot and the ironwork is beautiful. Very nice views too. Thanks for the tour, Ev

  10. A lovely house and great surroundings. Beautiful ironwork and I love that bridge. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Ho fun! I can't wait to visit that part of the country- it's on my list!

    Sorry for my late visit but glad I could get here and enjoy PS!

    Happy PINKS!

    In shoes we trust,
    Maggie Mae
    "Do these shoes match this purse?"

  12. Looks like a beautiful place to visit!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  13. Wow! That's quite a tour! Thanks for the show and tell! Happy Spring!


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