OF BAER HOUSE
Baer House has an interesting history, filled with
love and happenings of two very different
home was built on a site with a brick structure
dating prior to 1850. In 1870, Leona and
Lazrus Baer constructed the huge Victorian with a
goal of impressing guests with the elaborate
woodwork and grand ballroom. This home was
filled with beautiful daughters and a beloved
son. They lived, loved, laughed, and cried within
the walls of this happy home.
Baer had decided on the home's special construction and
monitored it's building. She insisted it be of similar
design to the large Eastlake style Victorians just becoming
popular for the wealthy in America. She also was adamant
that the kitchen would be inside the house and there would be
privies on the first floor for guests and on the second floor
for family; a his-and-hers two-story outhouse was the
home had 11 fireplaces, 4 cisterns, a wellhouse and a carriage
house. It is one of the best examples of Eastlake
Victorian style in the state of Mississippi and is included in
"Victorian Houses of Mississippi".
cornice is modillioned and the windows display segmental
arches with raised brick drip molds. Fish scale shingles
and carved vergeboards accent the gable ends.
home clearly reflected the prosperity that Mr. Baer, a Jewish
immigrant from Germany, had accumulated by the 1870's through
his dry goods store, Baer and Brothers, established in
1865. Baer House Inn is listed on the National Register
of Historic Places.
come and help us enjoy this wonderful home. Step back in time
- enjoy the elegant rooms, woodwork, and style of the past.
Try Southern hospitality at its best.
abounds in Vicksburg. Enjoy antique shops, outlet malls,
historic homes, and even gaming on
our river casinos. You can visit the National Military
Park and watch the grand Mississippi River roll by.