Name This Place #1

To be a part of this exciting game, see The Rules.

Hint: This photo, with caption appeared in a Preservation in Mississippi post in March, 2009.


Categories: Churches, Contest, Cool Old Places, Jackson, Modernism, Recent Past

10 replies

  1. St. Richard’s Catholic Church, in Jackson, named on of MS’s top 12 favorite architecture.


    • Correct! You win a point! The question then becomes, should you get another point for the information about MS’s favorite architecture? Hmm, I’ll have to ask my wise dog and get back with you :-)


  2. Someone still has the opportunity to grab a point with information about the architect, construction date, etc.


  3. Thomas Biggs, 1968; 1972 AIA Honor


  4. Wow! Good job and a point for Carunzel! We got ourselves what they call a competition :-)


  5. I guess the early bird does catch the worm. I’m gonna get up bright and early tomorrow. This game ain’t over yet.


    • Let’s get ready to rummmble! :-) You could always make up some significant historical event that took place at St. Richards and try to get it past me. And then I’d have to do a smack-down!

      Next time I do this, I think I’ll publish them at night, just to disprove that particular saying, which has haunted me all my life. Don’t know why I didn’t think of that sooner.


  6. I was just reading a couple weeks ago that Biggs was such a music lover that he designed his churches to be near-perfect acoustical spaces (I’m sure the choir directors were happy about that).


    • Interesting. I’ll have to go whisper in St. Richards and see how good it is.

      I also found out yesterday that Biggs’ office was in a little building on Meadowbrook in Fondren that is now a grinding and sharpening business. I’m going to have to do a little research to see all the architects who’ve had their practices and lived in Fondren. Sam Mockbee was also located in Fondren, on the 2nd floor of the building that until recently had the Fondren Beverage Emporium.


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