Anchuca

Anchuca, also known as the Victor Wilson House, is a historic Greek Revival house located in Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States. The name is purported to mean "happy home" in the Choctaw language.

History

The house was built in 1830 in the Federal style by J. W. Mauldin, a local politician. In 1840 a local merchant, Victor Wilson, bought the house. He and his wife, Jane, had a two-story portico added to the front of the house in 1847 to reflect the Greek Revival style. Despite its proximity to the Confederate lines and to the Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers, the house survived the Siege of Vicksburg in 1863. The house was used as a hospital after the battle. Joseph Emory Davis, Jefferson Davis' older brother and mentor, and a granddaughter lived in the house from 1868 until his death on 18 September 1870. Jefferson Davis made one of his last public addresses to the people of Vicksburg from the front balcony in 1869.

The house was owned by Mrs. William Joseph Vollor when it was surveyed by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1936. As of 2008 it serves as a bed and breakfast inn with suites in the main house, servant's quarters, and carriage house.

Building Activity

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