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Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Intersection of High and North Pearl streets

Natchez Trails

 
 
Intersection of High and North Pearl streets Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2014
1. Intersection of High and North Pearl streets Marker
Inscription.  
Myrtle Terrace (behind you) was the home of steamboat captain Thomas P. Leathers, who commanded the steamboat Natchez in a race with the Robert E. Lee in 1870. An internationally known riverboat pilot, Leathers worked for more than fifty years and piloted seven boats with the Natchez name. He escaped death by fire on a burning boat and survived other river disasters, only to die after being struck by a bicyclist in New Orleans. Leathers and his family are buried in the Natchez City Cemetery.

The Dr. Dubs Townhouse was built in 1852 for city alderman and dentist Dr. Charles H. Dubs. Dr. Dubs patented a “compound union screw forceps” for extraction of hollow tooth roots, “without injury to the jaw.” He built a house that was similar to the brick townhouses in his native Philadelphia. The front wall shows some of the finest brickwork. As you walk beside the house, notice the construction date etched in a brick near the rear corner. The small building to the rear was a kitchen with slave quarters above.

Irish immigrant Frederick Stanton, a wealthy slave-holding planter and cotton
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merchant, built this new town house in 1857 and named it “Belfast.” In the 1890s, the house became home to Stanton College for Young ladies. In the early 1900s, it again became a private home and was renamed Stanton Hall. In 1938, the Pilgrimage Garden Club bought the house, and it has served for years as the hub of social activity for garden club members. Today the club opens the house to visitors as a house museum and operates a restaurant on the grounds.
 
Erected by City of Natchez, Mississippi.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi - Natchez Trails series list.
 
Location. 31° 33.756′ N, 91° 24.068′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of North Pearl Street and High Street, on the left when traveling north on North Pearl Street. Marker is located along the sidewalk, near the northeast corner of the Myrtle Terrace House grounds, at the southwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 North Pearl Street, Natchez MS 39120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Dubs Town House (a few steps from this marker); Intersection of Jefferson and North Pearl streets
Marker detail: Myrtle Terrace image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Myrtle Terrace
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Intersection of High and North Wall Streets (about 400 feet away); Intersection of North Pearl and Franklin streets (about 700 feet away); Old Natchez Hotel (about 800 feet away); Jefferson Street Methodist Church (about 800 feet away); Andrew Marschalk (about 800 feet away); Intersection of Jefferson and North Union streets (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large, rectangular composite plaque, mounted horizontally on waist-high metal posts.
 
Also see . . .  Captain Thomas P. Leathers. City of Natchez website entry:
Captain Leathers was a colorful and dynamic captain of many of the steamboats named Natchez. The Natchez VI made 401 trips without accident in the New Orleans to Vicksburg trade route - a great accomplishment in an era with little or no safety regulations. In 1870, as owner of the Natchez, Captain Leathers participated in what was to become the most legendary steamboat race in history, pitting his Natchez against Captain Cannon and the Robert.
Marker detail: Dr. Dubs Townhouse (1852) image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Dr. Dubs Townhouse (1852)
E. Lee
. (Submitted on December 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Stanton Hall image. Click for more information.
via NPS, unknown
4. Stanton Hall
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Dr. Charles H. Dubbs Townhouse image. Click for more information.
via NPS, unknown
5. Dr. Charles H. Dubbs Townhouse
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Myrtle Bank image. Click for more information.
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6. Myrtle Bank
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Intersection of High and North Pearl streets Marker (<i>looking south along Pearl Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
May 22, 2014
7. Intersection of High and North Pearl streets Marker (looking south along Pearl Street)
Myrtle Terrace (<i>view from marker; house is obscured by trees; ornate wrought iron fence</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2014
8. Myrtle Terrace (view from marker; house is obscured by trees; ornate wrought iron fence)
Stanton Hall (1857) (<i>across the intersection, east from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 22, 2014
9. Stanton Hall (1857) (across the intersection, east from marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 129 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4, 5, 6. submitted on January 12, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   7, 8, 9. submitted on December 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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