Fourth O’ Christmas Tree series

Published 2:51 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2023

This is the fourth 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 tickettailor.com/events/ochristmastree.

1403 Chambers Street (Saturday, Dec. 9)

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The Thomas and Florence Catchings House was built in 1903, its Colonial Revival style designed by architects Rawson and Paunack. Mr. Catchings was a lawyer in practice with his brother, Oliver, and was a member of the Mississippi Senate before being elected to two four-year terms as Mississippi attorney general. He was elected to seven terms in the U.S. Congress. During his time in Washington, D.C., Congressman Catchings introduced the bill to establish the Vicksburg National Military Park.

 

1420 Chambers Street (Saturday, Dec. 9)

This Colonial Revival-style home was built in 1905 for Mary and Frank Andrews, an insurance agent with Markham and Andrews Insurance and Real Estate. He also was secretary of the Vicksburg Board of Trade, now the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce. His son, Frank Jr., and his family lived in the house until the 1990s.

 

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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