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|Photos by Ben Prepelka|
Spread over 21,000 acres of land in the Delta of Mississippi and Louisiana, Smith Coffee Daniell II enjoyed a great deal of success as a cotton planter in the Antebellum South. His only lasting legacy is the ghostly ruins of Windsor Mansion. One of the most lavish mansions of the 19th century, Daniell's home was built in a basic Greek revival style, with other architectural elements borrowed from the Italianate and Gothic. The 23 room mansion was built over a ground level basement, including two residential floors plus an attic. Extended from the main house was an L-shaped kitchen, pantry and dining room. Storage tanks in the attic supplied the bathrooms with running water. Centered on top of the main house was a cupola where the Daniell family and house guest Mark Twain enjoyed the view and cool breezes from the Mississippi River.
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