Recently I acquired Morris Lapidus: The Architecture of Joy, with no inkling of a Mississippi, but found out that we may have some of this nationally famous architect’s work here in the Magnolia State.
A while back, MissPreser W. White alerted me to a vintage publication called “Creative Ideas in Glass” for sale online. Published quarterly as “an architectural review” by specialty glass manufacturer American Saint Gobain, the brief, color booklet doesn’t have a… Read More ›
If you haven’t read last week’s post on Gasometers, this post follows up on that discussion of the hulking, black, iron lungs that eased up and down at all hours of the day and night, depending on gas demand (for lighting, heating & cooking) and the manufacturer’s supply. We pondered what towns had gas works and the mysterious gasometers that were required to store the manufactured gas.
Father of Modern Architecture and part time Mississippian Louis Sullivan would have celebrated his 158th birthday this week. To honor his birth here is an excerpt from his autobiography which is entitled Autobiography of an Idea. In this excerpt Sullivan discusses… Read More ›
Just down the street from Edd’s in Pascagoula is Kevin’s Korner. I love angled windows, and I love Kevin’s shakes, burgers, and fries!
Now that summer is here, it’s time to get out and enjoy a chocolate shake, hamburger, and fries at your favorite mid-century drive in, and to help you get in the mood, Friday fun posts for a while will showcase some drive-ins I’ve discovered on my travels around the state.
Not only over “street”, but over two big feet he towers over everybody else. He hails from Eastabutchie, wherever that is. His entanglement with the clouds is his ever-ready excuse for being late. Hobby, using up any-body’s blueprint paper he happens to come across. Chief occupation, drawing.
This photo was probably taken around 1950, as many of the buildings shown were built in 1948. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_Mississippi_Community_College
A topic I found very interesting came up recently in the Vernacular Architecture Forum list-serve. The discussion was about a Box Head style window. The Dictionary of Architecture and Construction defines a box-head window as the following: Box Head Window:-… Read More ›
Monday March 17th, 2014 was the 164th birthday of Mississippi’s New Capitol architect, Theodore C. Link. The biographical portrait that follows was published when Mr. Link was 56 years old and surprisingly does not mention his work in Mississippi. Theodore… Read More ›
I enjoy viewing architectural renderings of buildings. They often show a structure as its designer intended and depict the building at its peak of glory, though often the reality of a situation sets in and prevents that pinnacle design from… Read More ›
Not long ago the Tulane University’s Southeastern Architectural Archive blog announced the recent compilation of the finding aid for their collection of documents from the office of Mississippi City born architect Thomas Sully. “The Southeastern Architectural Archive recently finalized the… Read More ›
We had previously discussed the perforated metal lath sheets used for the 1891 construction of the Washington County Courthouse. In that post wire metal lath was mentioned. Of the three common types of metal lath (perforated sheet, expanded, and wire)… Read More ›
I recently came across this great obituary for architect James Manly Spain in the Jackson Daily News-Clarion Ledger. It’s another in a line of really evocative obituaries that tell us not only about the buildings the man designed (important information!)… Read More ›
Today’s post is picking back up where we last left J.E. Gibson(A grand jury set for Briber Gibson Oct. 2, 2013), the hustling contractor who attempted to subvert the construction bid process for Mississippi New Capitol building in the fall of… Read More ›
I stumbled across this article in The Dixie Guide magazine while searching for other information. It is not beyond the realm of possibility that something like this (although maybe not as large) could have been constructed. Very interesting 2005 was… Read More ›
Junior College Project JACKSON COUNTY CENTER MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST Junior College District WILLIAM R. ALLEN JR., A.I.A., Architect, Jackson GRACE and GUILD, A.I.A., Associate Architects, Mississippi City MAGNANOS & YOUNG, Structural Engineer JOE A. ALLEN, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer DR…. Read More ›