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RESTORED HOUSE WOWED VISITORS By: Vershal Hogan, The Natchez Democrat - 2007

Visitors are greeted by homeowner Marcia McCullough Saturday evening during the cottage's open house.

NATCHEZ - Once a moldering near-ruin on North Canal Street, the 157-year-old cottage John and Marcia McCullough moved to South Pearl Street was the envy of dozens of onlookers and Historical Society members Saturday.

The cottage, along with two new cottages the McCulloughs built in Victorian style across the street in the 400 block of South Pearl, was open for tours.Before it was restored, the cottage looked like it was about to fall over, and the Historic Natchez Foundation contacted the McCulloughs about the building because of concerns it would be torn down.

"It took a lot of imagination, but (the house) has good bones," Marcia McCullough said. "Really, it was not that hard to do."After several months of restoration work, the shack-like structure was converted into an attractive bed and breakfast, which Marcia decorated herself. House viewer Catherine Prince said she hopes more people take action to restore old buildings like the McCulloughs did.

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