Mississippi cotton grower Smith Coffee Daniel II built Windsor Mansion between 1859-1861 at a cost of $175,000 ($4,593,400 today). The 17,000 square foot mansion contained 24 rooms, each with its own fireplace, and was surrounded by 29, 40-foot columns, 23 of which remain standing. Sadly, Smith Daniel died on April 28, 1861 at the age of 34 just weeks after the mansion was completed. Windsor burned to the ground on February 17, 1890. The 2.1 acre site became a Mississippi historic landmark in 1974.