A 19th-Century Warehouse’s Modern Yet Historical Transformation

A 19th-Century Warehouse's Modern yet Historical Transformation
A mix of antique artifacts and furniture, along with industrial-style selections and pieces from the owners' travels, creates a worldly, refined feel.

by Tiffany Adams | Photography by Erik Kvalsvik

In the mid-19th century, downtown Corinth, Mississippi, was a bustling community filled with merchants, dining halls, and warehouses. Today, many of the buildings that once housed these establishments have been revitalized for modern-day use, including one that was formerly a feed-and-grain store. Owners Susan and Lanny Griffith have transformed the space into loft living quarters upstairs and retail space below, thanks to an initiative Lanny helped bring to the area.

“I became interested in historic renovation following my government service in Washington, D.C.,” says Lanny. “My hometown of Corinth has a rich history and a community dedicated to preservation. I bought several buildings downtown and encouraged my friend, designer Barry Dixon, to come check out the possibilities.”

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