We’re getting down to the nitty-gritty, and hopefully this one will be a little more of a challenge. Ya’ll are getting too smart for me.
To play this exciting week-long game, see The Rules.
- Monday: Joseph A
- Tuesday: doakley
- Wednesday: doakley
- doakley: 4 points
- Carunzel: 3 points
- Joseph A: 2 points
- tsj1957: 2 points
- Theodore: 1 point (which I should take away for being sarcastic)
Note: Although it may appear that I am being especially lazy if I don’t respond right away when the first few people hop on with answers this morning, in fact, I have to get up at a disturbingly dark hour and be out on the road before this post even hits the airwaves. Hopefully I’ll be back amongst internet connections by 10 AM. In the meantime, I expect you all to behave, no taunting or derogatory remarks, no pulling of pigtails, no spitballs!
This is Jefferson College, named for Thomas Jefferson, near Natchez. The original building was contructed in 1819 and designed by Levi Weeks. The other building building was constructed in 1839. The are virtually identical. They might be actually identical, but it has been years since I have been there and can’t recall if there are any differences.
It was the first educational institution of higher learning in Mississippi. It is now owned by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and is open to the public.
Well, here I am at the internet before I thought I would be.
The buildings aren’t completely identical, and anyone who can be more specific earns a point.
Also, “near Natchez” is a little vague–there is a name for the place.
Jefferson college is located in Washington, MS
Its some old college building.
Well, the chimbleys are in differnt places and one of ’em’s got shutters on the winders.
Ok, since even the MDAH website, such as it is, doesn’t give names to the buildings, the one on the left is called the West Wing and the one on the right is called the East Wing.
So . . . ?
The West Wing has the shutters and its chimneys are on the building’s sides/ends.
The East Wing is the original building built by Weeks and its chimneys are somewhat further into the building.
There was a building between the two which was demolished when the buildings were restored. I remember going out there when the place was abandoned.
Good memory! Not sure I would have made the same decision today if it were up to me, but that was almost 40 years ago, and I guess it seemed like the right thing to do.
That’s two points for you today–you’re catching up!