Last week when looking around for a picture of the Gryder House in Ocean Springs to put in “Notes on SESAH Keynote” I realized I didn’t have any myself, and I just didn’t feel that those on the internet showed the true amazingness of the house. So, courtesy of MDAH, I have acquired a few pictures that I hope will give you a little taste of this 1960 Bruce Goff fantasia, sometimes called “The Cat House” because some people see a crouching cat in its form.
I was fortunate to be introduced to the Gryder House on the 2003 SESAH bus tour, the same tour which showed me the Charnley Cottage. If there’s ever another tour of the house (wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a house like this show up on a Pilgrimage tour??), suffice it to say, it will be well worth the trip no matter how many miles you have to go to see it. You can rest assured, I’ll be in line ahead of you, because I can’t wait to see it again.
Speaking of SESAH and pictures, check out the set of photos posted on Flickr by one of the attendees at this year’s Jackson meeting. I’m always interested to see the pictures that architecturally minded people from out of town take when they come to Jackson. These are some good ones–I especially like the views of the interiors: Coleman Library at Tougaloo, Wiener House, Mayflower Cafe, and Brent’s Drugs. Enjoy!