Mound Plantation, Route 4, Box 166, Cannonsburg, Jefferson County, MS
Significance: Considered from a strictly national viewpoint, the Chamberlain House or Mound Plantation, as an example of early American architecture, is relatively unimportant. It assumes a more important aspect, however, when its local importance is designated as one of its limiting standards of evaluation. The present rambling one-story frame structure known as the Chamberlain House comprises some nine rooms in various stages of disrepair. By means of the remaining architectural evidence it is possible to trace the development of the building from the original late eighteenth century, one room plans to the present disorderly dispositions of living accommodations. Three distinct steps are discernable in this development; these will receive the temporary arbitrary assignment as post-revolutionary, 1777-1800, early republic, 1800-1830, and ante-bellum, 1830-1860. Due chiefly to the economic status of its occupants, few changes have been made in an effort to "modernize" the house.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-14,FN-19
Survey number: HABS MS-159
Building/structure dates: 1780 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: ca. 1800 Subsequent Work