Corinth hosts tour of holiday homes

– What: Tour of Holiday Homes
– When: 1-5 p.m. Dec. 12
– Where: Downtown Corinth
– Cost: Tickets $12. Available at Kates & Co., (662) 287-9998; Waldron Street Market, (662) 665-9164 and on tour day, Verandah-Curlee House

Daily Journal reports

CORINTH – After a year's hiatus the holiday home tour returns with five locations in historic downtown.

The tour has become a fund-raising project of the Verandah-Curlee House Museum, which is one of the scheduled tour sites.

The other buildings featured on the tour include Franklin Cruise Apartments, The Becky Williams home at Taylor and Second Streets, Fillmore Street Chapel and a Victorian cottage at 800 Polk St., owned by Max and Hilda Young.

Ticketholders or those needing to purchase tickets on the day of the tour should go to the Verandah-Curlee House Museum, 301 Childs St.

Verandah-Curlee House is the only pre-Civil War building in Corinth open to the public, said James “Sonny” Boatman, museum board president.

During the Civil War, the house served as headquarters of Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg, Union Gen. Henry Halleck and Confederate Gen. John B. Hood.

The house also was the site where Union troops learned that President Lincoln had approved enlisting former slaves into the army.

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