Architectural Research

Bucky in Biloxi

In 1958 the ninth annual conference of the Gulf States Region of American Institute of Architects was held in Biloxi. It had several big names planned as speakers including Dr. Wernher Von Braun (who ended up not being able to attend) and designer, author, inventor,… Read More ›

Itta Bena Craftsman

This week’s foray into Mississippi’s wealth of Craftsman bungalows takes us to Itta Bena. Itta Bena, Itta Bena, Itta Bena. You can hardly keep from saying it over and over, like Nitta Yuma or Yalobusha or Tchoutacabouffa. Anyway, back to… Read More ›

Merigold Craftsman

When you’re driving through the Mississippi Delta, where there is no building stone, and you see stone columns, you stop to take pictures. That’s what I did while poking around Merigold after a stop at McCartys Pottery. As I recall,… Read More ›

Money Craftsman

In the rural Delta community of Money, and next door to the crumbling Bryant’s Grocery, which became infamous as the beginning of the Emmett Till tragedy in 1955, is the Craftsman-style Ben Roy Service Station. Because the Money Store itself is… Read More ›

Drummond Street Craftsman

This sprawling house at 3220 Drummond Street in the southern suburbs of Vickburg doesn’t fit neatly into the categories of the “Craftsman style” as defined in McAlester’s A Field Guide to American Houses, but I’m including it in our Craftsman… Read More ›

Bay Bungalow

The plans for this Bay St. Louis, Mississippi craftsman bungalow are in the Edward F. Sporl Office Records collection at Tulane University’s South Eastern Architectural Archives.  The plans were featured in the just past bungalow exhibit.  Here is what information was provided… Read More ›

Fernwood Craftsman Bungalow

The plans for this Fernwood, Mississippi craftsman bungalow are in the William T. Nolan Office Records collection at Tulane University’s South Eastern Architectural Archives.  The recently conserved plans were featured in the just past bungalow exhibit.  Here is what information was… Read More ›

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