Laura Kelly Monument- Kosciusko, Mississippi


Monument in memory of Laura V. Mitchell Kelly (1852 -1890). After Mrs. Kelly died, her husband, Charles Clay Kelly, wanted a way to honor her so he ordered a statue to be made in her likeness (dressed in her wedding gown) from a sculptor in Italy. The Kelly's residence located at 309 E. Jefferson Street in Kosciusko was under construction at the time of her death, and it is said that Mr. Kelly had the builder add a third story to the home so that he would be able to look out the window of the third-floor and see his wife's monument.