McLaren-Burris Home, 1840

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McLaren-Burris Home, 1840


Architectural drawings; Watercolors; Houses; Dwellings; Doors & doorways; Windows; Shutters; Porches; Columns; Balconies; Hand railings; Ironwork; Roofs; Chimneys; Towers; Moldings; Men; Women; Children; Trees; Landscapes (Representations)


This image is a watercolor painting of the McLaren-Burris House (also known as the Burris House, Riverview, Charles McLaran House; McLarin-Humphreys House) in Columbus, Mississippi, done by an unknown student sometime between 1917 and 1942. The year the house was built in is unknown. The painting shows the front exterior of the house with its doors, windows, shutters, two story columned porch, steps, balcony, iron hand railings, sloped roof, two chimneys, and tower room rising from the roof surrounded by trees and landscaping. There is a couple on the porch and a man, woman, and child on the grounds, all in period dress. The house is placed within framing art showing its architectural features including the molding under the roof, the columns, the iron railing from the balcony, a floor plan, and various scales with a drawing of a grape vine around the upper frame. The top of the frame contains a title box with a short history of the house. In the lower right corner, there is a handwritten inscription "1st Medal" and a stamped gold star. The painting is in poor condition, with tears, spots of discoloration and missing pieces from the edges and corners, and is encapsulated.


Unknown (rendering) ; McLaurin (house)


Auburn University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives Dept. Architecture, School of -- Architectural Renderings Student Projects


Auburn University Libraries


ca. 1917-1942


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Columbus -- Lowndes County -- Mississippi ; 514 South Second Street, Columbus, Lowndes County, MS

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

watercolor painting

Physical Dimensions

103 x 158 cm

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