Levy House ca. 1825 at Plantation Village Studios
52nd Jackson Assembly Antiques and Art Show
March 24, 25, 26, 2017
Tours from noon to 4 p.m. daily
Used as a residence, school for young ladies, boarding house, hotel, restaurant, and now as a residence again, the Levy House was destined to serve a long and useful existence. The house is believed to have been built around 1825. Vacant for many years prior to its purchase in 1968 by the Robert Couhigs of Asphodel Plantation, it was moved in pieces from Jackson onto plantation property to be used as Asphodel Inn’s restaurant, known for its home-cooked meals and famous Asphodel bread. The original Asphodel Plantation is a private residence located nearby with different owners. It is not on tour.
There was no architectural change during the restoration. The wide gallery across the front of the house extends along the full width of the structure. The vast expansive roof is supported by heart pine 38 feet long with no splicing — probably some of the longest of that type in any building in the area.
The Levy House was originally located across the street from the Presbyterian Church on Bank Street in Jackson.
The Jackson Assembly is honored and pleased to offer the Levy House at Plantation Village Studios as the 2017 featured tour during the 52nd Jackson Assembly Antiques and Art Show on March 24, 25, 26, 2017. The site is now operated as a film studio with sound stage, production facilities and screening room. The owner and his wife and three children live in the Levy House. Plantation Village Studios is located 6 miles south of Jackson at 4626 Highway 68.
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All three historic churches will have musical concerts beginning at 2 pm each day
of the show. Brother Joe Nesom will play the organ at the First Baptist on Friday, Rev. Chris Curry will perform at the Methodist Church on Saturday, and Kent Howard will play the bagpipes on Sunday at the Presbyterian Church.