Holiday Tour of Homes: A sneak peek at the historic houses on display, Part 2

Published 3:33 pm Thursday, November 16, 2023

This is the second in a series featuring Vicksburg’s Holiday Tour of historic homes. The history of the homes is provided by executive director of the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation Nancy Bell.

Twelve homes will be on display for the public during O’ Christmas Tree, an inaugural event, sponsored by Vicksburg Main Street and the Vicksburg Heritage Guild, as a fundraiser for the Vicksburg Main Street Façade Program. Homes will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10. Tickets are $20 or $25 with a Vicksburg Trolley pass and are available at the Vicksburg Main Street office, Walnut Hills Restaurant, 1214 Adams St., or online at

2011 Cherry Street (Saturday Dec. 2)

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The Craig-Flowers House is a Tudor Revival-style house completed in 1906 for William and Hattie Craig. Designed by W.W. Knowles, a New York architect, the house cost $60,000 and featured a three-door refrigerator, a built-in silver safe, a plate warmer, servants’ bells, and an interior fire hydrant with 100 feet of hose. In 1928, the house was deeded to the Craigs’ daughter, Hester, who had married Uriah Grey Flowers. The house remained in the family until the 1980s when it was sold to John Bobb, who had planned to turn it into an inn. It was sold again in the 1990s to Dr. Robert Clingan.

Sunday, December 3:

1325 Chambers Street (Sunday Dec. 3)

This Colonial Revival house was built in 1907 by Dr. James and Jennie Askew.  It was designed by William Stanton and Son and built by J. H. Jaffray Construction Company.  James was a dentist, like his father before him. The Askews’ 2-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, died in June 1910 and her brother, William, died of pneumonia at the age of 6 in 1917.  The funerals took place from the house, as most funerals did in those days.



About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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