Well, folks, we have a contest going on here. In yesterday’s action, W. White jumped out to an early lead by correctly identifying the Prentiss County Courthouse in Booneville and also mentioned that it has recently been renovated by Belinda Stewart Architects. Carunzel earned a point by giving the year of construction and architect, N.W. Overstreet. But then, when I turned away for just a second last night, doakley, tsj1957, and a new contestant mysteriously known as “Belinda” piled in with all sorts of information. Some might call it minutiae, but I call it points, especially Belinda’s game-changing announcement that in fact the Prentiss County Courthouse that we all know and love and thought was built in 1925 by N.W. Overstreet, in fact contains the remnant of an earlier courthouse that burned, after which our buddy N.W.–he of “the classic is passe” fame–came in and did a major re-do, putting up new bricks all around to make everything look nice. This kind of story is why I love old buildings and most–although by no means all–of the people who work on them.
So, here’s the current standings:
W. White: 2 points
Carunzel: 1 point
doakley: 1 point
tsj1957: 1 point
Belinda: 1 point
If yesterday was a wash for you, there’s still plenty of time to get in the game. Correctly identify this building, making sure to give the location along with the name, and you get a point. Add more information, architectural, historical, or something in between, and you get another point (a maximum of two points per day).
Yesterday’s courthouse was a good warm-up round. Let’s see how you do on this one.