Rosalie. Beautiful federal style Mansion overlooking the Mississippi River. Located on the Mississippi Bluff near the site of the Natchez Indians' massacre of the French at Fort Rosalie. Architecturally significant in that its design became the prototype for later mansions in Natchez and across the South. The design is cubical in nature with two-story columns supporting both a front portico and a rear full-width gallery.
Rosalie Mansion, sits high on a Mississippi River bluff in Natchez, one of the city’s most historic homes. In December 1820 lumber mill owner and planter Peter Little purchased land along the Mississippi River bluff upon which to build his home. He paid $3,000 for 22 acres, naming the estate Rosalie after Fort Rosalie, the fort that the French had established on that land in 1716. The house was completed in 1823 and lived in by the family until her death in 1853 and his in 1856.