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Monday, January 5, 2009

Maple Terrace Bed & Breakfast - Kosciusko, MS

On two occasions during the past year and a half, we have stayed overnight at the Maple Terrace Bed & Breakfast located at 300 N. Huntington Street in Kosciusko, Mississippi. The owners of the house are Kosciusko residents, Roxanne and Larry Routt. Its location near the square and so close to the wonderful research room at the Mid-Mississippi Library made it a perfect location for our visits. After our visit to Kosciusko and the surrounding area was complete, we were just a short distance from the entrance to the Natchez Trace Parkway that would take us down to Madison County. According to the Maple Terrace website, the house was built in 1912 and is on the Historic Register. The house itself is a blend of Colonial Revival, Arts and Crafts, and Prairie designs. Inside, the beautiful wood floors, period furniture and appointments, along with some lovely and unique stained glass made us feel as if we had been transported to another time and place. The grounds are manicured and well-kept. On our last visit, we were pleased to find information in the house that told its history, how it was built by a postmaster who served the town of Kosciusko around the turn of the twentieth century. There were even old architectural drawings included in the material. What a beautiful structure this house is, and if the walls could talk, I can only imagine the history they could tell.

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