A detailed closeup of the ornate cast-iron staircase that is one of the few remaining pieces from the Windsor mansion, more commonly known as the Windsor Ruins today.
Sometime after the Windsor Mansion burned in 1890, this ornate staircase was installed at Oakland Memorial Chapel on the campus of Alcorn State University in nearby Lorman, Mississippi. Although I cannot find any mention of it elsewhere, the beautiful rails at the Chapel match what is left of the cast iron balustrade at the mansion, I believe those have been reused as well.
Smith Coffee Daniell II, the owner of the Windsor mansion, was also one of the founding fathers of Oakland College, which today is the Oakland Memorial Chapel and is part of Alcorn State University.
Copyright 2019 Susan Rissi Tregoning
December 5th, 2019
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