The grid of downtown Natchez boasts an incredible inventory of period homes in a picturesque setting of gardens and lush plantings on a bluff high above the Mississippi River. 812 Main Street was built at the height of the gracious Italianate period of domestic architecture and is especially unusual as it is a massive brick structure. The center hall four room layout is typical of the period as are so many of the original details in the interior, all of which appear to have survived intact. Just a few families have owned the home, among them the Burns family for over half its existence, and it has been carefully preserved by all of them. At different times there have been important additions; a charming guest wing attached to the house to the rear, and a free-standing huge workshop building all the way to the back of the long lot. The 204’ long lot has a paved drive on the river side providing off street parking and access to the home and its guest wing as well as to the rear storage warehouse building.