Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas Tour of Homes: Maywood

1 Elm Street
Home of Barbara & Ed Colwell
(Refreshment Center)

Maywood, located on historic Elm Street between Airlie & Riverview, was built by Fredrick and Marian Brown, circa 1928. Although new by Natchez standards, this home incorporates many recycled architectural elements in its Colonial revival style. These include the front entrance, interior stairway from the foyer, fireplace mantles, and some windows. Over the years, the home has been expanded to add a master bedroom wing, an enlarged kitchen, and family dining area. Beautiful granite counters grace cabinets and large cooking island alike.

This home, often referred to as The Dupre House, was owned by the original owners’ daughter and son-in-law, Mimi and Charles Dupre for years. In 2000, Barbara and Edward Colwell moved to Natchez from Chicago, purchased the house, and renamed it Maywood. Rather than alluding to trees on the property or the time of year the house was bought, this is a name in Barbara’s family, stretching back for generations. The Colwell’s daughter carries the name as a middle name now.

Interior renovations reflect Edward’s skills as a gentleman carpenter and woodworker. Projects both small and large have kept him busy and happy since buying the house. Also, he is an expert cook, and the family entertains often, showcasing his culinary mastery.

The Christmas season is a favorite here because Maywood lends itself to traditional Christmas decorations in every room. Look for at least five Christmas trees, a beautiful wreath on the front door, and various other decorations throughout the house. Enjoy the centerpiece on the dining table where refreshments will be offered by The Friends of the Library.

Christmas Tour of Homes

Sunday, December 7, 2 - 5 pm

$15.00 one ticket($25 two tickets)

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