Yesterday, while I was away in Natchez, the final battle took place for supremacy in the fourth annual Name This Place contest. Tsj1957 pulled out a win, even though Carunzel correctly identified the last place of the week, the Coleman Library at Tougaloo. It all came down to a difference of one point, and we had a tie for second place between another former title-holder Carunzel, and W. White, who joined MissPres last fall sometime and almost came out with a victory in this first contest.
With this win, Tsj1957 earns a second crown as Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire, will no doubt sign several endorsement deals, and can lord it over the rest of us until the next contest. Congratulations tsj, and thanks to everyone who participated and shared interesting and mostly accurate information about this week’s places!
tsj1957: 7 points
W. White: 6 points
Carunzel: 6 points
JRGordon: 3 points
Belinda: 2 points
doakley: 1 point
As always, let me know if you have any ideas to change Name This Place for the next time around. As I always say,
“change is good (except for most of the time).”
Glad to see the Durant School photo. My grandfather – Tom Gore – was one of the carpenters for this great structure. He told a great story about how he obtained most of his jobs during the depression. He had his own tools which he took from job to job. He would go to the job site and simply fall in and work with the crew for a full day. At the end of the day, he would ask whomever was in charge — “You’ve seen my work – now do you want to hire me?”…. They never said no.
Wow, that was a different time, wasn’t it? Thanks for sharing that story!
I’m doing a re-design to begin the second year of MissPres with a new theme, and I thought Durant would be in the same vein as last year’s Bailey Jr. High, but maybe not as well-known. I love that building!