Lincoln Home circa 1833
 
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

714 3rd Avenue South, Columbus, MS 39701
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The Lincoln Home is located in the Columbus Historic District, it sits two blocks south of Main Street, and just west of the Mississippi University for Women campus. It is in easy walking distance of the school, churches, restaurants, gift and antique shops and the Trotter Convention Center. Columbus Air Force Base visitors and guests often use the Lincoln Home facilities. Built in 1833, the Lincoln place was home to the Lincoln family for about 135 years. Since the town of Columbus was founded in 1821, it is one of the oldest pre-Civil War residences and Cicero Lincoln was one of Columbus' first mayors. The style today is a “raised cottage” that features original blue and red Venetian side lights around the front door.

The Lincoln Home has a welcoming front porch with original glass jib windows and large white columns. Lincoln’s son Cicero, who was two years old when the family moved into the house and served in the Civil War and the Spanish American War. He was also a self taught lawyer who read law books and passed the bar exam in 1900. C.L. Lincoln was elected mayor of Columbus in 1901; he had previously served as circuit clerk, sheriff and chancery clerk. He died in 1938 at the age of 94. His daughter Miss Sue Mae Lincoln, continued to live in the home throughout her life with her brother, Lonnie Lincoln into the 1960's.

Owners R. Sidney Caradine III, and Brenda Caradine; who also own the Amzi Love Home next door, have made considerable improvements to the Lincoln Home, now a popular bed-and-breakfast inn. They added brick floors downstairs in the original English basement, along with insulation, new wiring and plumbing. During the renovation, the Caradines found original artifacts from the home’s early days which are displayed for their guests.

The Lincoln Home restoration project won a Heritage Award from the Mississippi Heritage Trust; it was one of only 14 awards bestowed in 1999 in the state.

Reservations for Bed & Breakfast, tours, weddings, receptions, corporate lodging and retreats may be made by calling

         
     
         
     
         
     
         
     
         
     
         
   
 
 
 
 
 
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