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Longwood is an historic antebellum mansion located in Natchez, Mississippi. The mansion is known for its octagonal plan, its byzantine onion-shaped dome and the contrast between its ornately finished first floor and the unfinished upper floors.

The WS shows the view from inside up in the (unfinished) dome.

Haller Nutt's never-finished Natchez home, Longwood, was the last burst of southern opulence before war brought the cotton barons' dominance to an end.

Longwood survived decades of neglect and near-abandonment to become one of Natchez' most popular attractions. In 2010 it featured in the HBO series True Blood.

Natchez itself, a lovely town by a bend in the Mississippi, is one of our favourite places in the Deep South.

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