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180 St Catherine St. This Neo-Gothic cottage was occupied by the Emile Angelety family at the turn of the century. McGuire Gillespie and Odille Angelety grew up across the street from each other on St. Catherine Street and were lifelong friends. Odille never married and had a long-distinguished career as a teacher at nearby Brumfield High School. An older Odille Angelety stands with her foot on the running board of a car parked in the side yard of the Angelety House. The Angelety family moved to North Martin Luther King Street in the late 1930s, and shortly after World War II new owners added a front Commercial addition that housed B & C Auto Parts in the 1950s. Standing in front of the elaborate dormer on the Angelety House in 1977 is the late restoration architect Samuel Wilson of New Orleans .The City of Natchez acquired and restored the house as part of a 1970s urban renewal project that demolished numerous deteriorated historic buildings for construction of new housing. The brick house at 180 St. Catherine Street blends the classical symmetry of the Greek Revival style with the romantic flourish of the Gothic Revival style. The house was probably built in the mid to late 1850s for Ellen Smart McDougall, widow of George Smart and wife of Peter McDougall.

 

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