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White Pillars

Built in 1948, the house was designed by architect Harold Kaplan. The façade is modeled on the design of the Nash family home, “Shannon Run Farm” built in 1830 in Pisgah, Kentucky. The outbuildings are contemporary with the main dwelling. One of the outbuildings is said to have been a smoking/card room for Mr. Nash and his friends.

“White Pillars” is now owned by Nash’s daughter, Mary Virginia Nash Watson. Mrs. Watson said she decorated the little house for her father while studying interior design at the University of Miss. about 1950.

Mr. Nash was a prominent agriculture equipment dealer, owning both International Harvester and Case dealerships. Mr. Nash was very involved in the community and served as President of the Chamber of Commerce and President of the Delta Council. He lived in the house until his death in 1990.

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