by J. Paul Rainey to house the overflow of guests that he entertained
at his 10,000 acre hunting lodge in Cotton Plant. The Rainey
was quite a large and elegant building by north Mississippi
Intending to mimic hotels in New York and Europe, he decorated it on a
grand scale including imported Italian marble for the floors. A
chef was brought in to prepare meals for the guests. At
time, it was one of the most luxurious hotels in Mississippi. The hotel
was later destroyed by fire.
These pictures were provided by Joe Mercer.
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