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 ›
Today’s post is a reprint from Mrs. N.D. Deupree’s “Some Historic Homes of Mississippi,” from Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, Vol. VII (1903). This is the last essay in Mrs. Deupree’s ground-breaking two-part series on Mississippi’s historic homes. The… Read More ›
Today’s post is a reprint from Mrs. N.D. Deupree’s “Some Historic Homes of Mississippi,” from Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, Vol. VII (1903). The Yerger Home Among the many handsome homes that adorned our State in ante-bellum days, none… Read More ›
Today’s post is a reprint from Mrs. N.D. Deupree’s “Some Historic Homes of Mississippi,” from Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, Vol. VII (1903). The Bonner Home This home on Salem street, in the historic little city of Holly Springs,… Read More ›
Today’s post is a reprint from Mrs. N.D. Deupree’s “Some Historic Homes of Mississippi,” from Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, Vol. VII (1903). “The Hill,” although overgrown and vacant was listed on the National Register in July 1979. You… Read More ›