Arlington, in Natchez, Mississippi, is a Federal style historic home built in 1816.

The 55 acres (22 ha) property, including three contributing buildings, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. It was further declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.

As of August 4th, 2009, the Arlington is in grave danger of being destroyed by vandals. Vandals have broken many of the glass windows and have spray painted much of the interior and exterior woodwork of the house. The rear gallery (back porch), added after the initial construction in 1816, was largely destroyed by a fire in 2001. The rooms in the main house remained largely intact, although the fire completely destroyed the roof. New rafters and roofing were installed on the main house, protecting it from further decay. However, unless measures are taken to secure the property, preserving Arlington for future generations will be in doubt.

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