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Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Kennington's Mansion

 
 
Kennington's Mansion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
1. Kennington's Mansion Marker
Inscription.  Robert Estes Kennington was one of Jackson's wealthiest merchants in the early 1900s. In 1912, he chose this hill north of the city to build "Kenwood," a grand brick mansion on extensive grounds including a tennis court, lake, formal gardens, horse stables, and golf course. Foundation failures ca. 1930 forced a disassembly of the home. In 1934, the original materials were recycled to build 1020 Carlisle Street, a smaller version of the original mansion, and 1040 Carlisle Street next door.
 
Erected 2018 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 32° 18.797′ N, 90° 10.404′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on Carlisle Street east of Kenwood Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1020 Carlisle Street, Jackson MS 39202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
The Kennington's Mansion image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
2. The Kennington's Mansion
walking distance of this marker. Jitney 14 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Jackson Volcano (about 700 feet away); Shady Nook (approx. 0.2 miles away); The "Cotton Bale" Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); Eudora Welty House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belhaven University (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belhaven Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eudora Welty (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Department of Archives & History Fact Sheet on the mansion. (Submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Smaller version of the Kennington's Mansion mentioned on the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 14, 2019
3. Smaller version of the Kennington's Mansion mentioned on the marker.
Located at 1040 Carlisle Street, next door to this mansion.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 236 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on May 15, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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