Well, folks, after two days and one bonus round, we’ve got a nail-biter going in this week’s Name This Place contest. Here’s how it stands now.
Belinda: 3 points
W. White: 2 points
J.R. Gordon: 2 points
Tom Barnes: 1 point
Theodore: 1 point
Susan Allen: 1 point
For those just joining the fray, it’s still anyone’s ball game. Check out the rules and jump right in by naming this place!
Is this the Laurel school building that burned?
hmm, what was its name . . . thinking, thinking.
The silence is deafening. Have I achieved MissPres stumpation? That would be the best birthday present ever.
Well, it may be happy birthday to you. I have used all my sources, and cannot find a clue.
Stewart M. Jones School…Laurel, MS.
Built 1926. Designated Mississippi Landmark and named for long time school board president. Cannot decide whether masonry contractor or fire did more damage…probably fire, but…
Well, Theodore, you’ve tied for the lead. I think this may be a first for you–if so, congrats!
I think another culprit in your list might be the school board . . .
Happy Birthday anyway
Additional rooms (four) were added to the Fourth Avenue side of the school in 1936. A myriad of structures have been added to the campus since.
The school was designed by P. J. Krouse. According to a noted Mississippi Preservationist, the Jones School “is one of the few school buildings in the state built on an E-Plan floorplan–where the auditorium forms the center wing and two classroom wings are at the ends.”
Happy Birthday, good job stumping nearly everyone with a building described on this site.
I thought the Columbus street view would stump everyone and that this one would be snapped up immediately since I had covered the fire back last May, but I see that my assumption that MissPres readers actually read the article was incorrect. Hmfph!
To cover all the bases, Krouse also designed the Meridian City Hall, as well as George Hall at MSU (the former Infirmary).
In addition, Krouse designed:
Jones County Courthouse, Laurel, 1907
Jones County Courthouse, Ellisville, 1908
Pearl River County Courthouse, Poplarville, 1918
Lauderdale County Courthouse, Meridian, 1939 (remodel)
First Baptist Church, Poplarville, 1930-31
First Presbyterian Church, Meridian
Scottish Rite Cathedral, Meridian
Stevenson Primary School, Meridian
U.S. Post Office and Courthouse, Meridian
Hickory School, Hickory, 1918-19
and I am sure many more structures.
I love ol’ P.J.–he did good work. Nice job on that list too! :-)
Krouse’s name pops up everywhere… He also designed the Courthouses for Walthall County, Pike County and Kemper County.
Thanks, Belinda. I celebrated mainly by getting my driver’s license renewed, and hoping to stump everyone here, but the latter dream was dashed.
I have Xavier Kramer down for both Pike and Walthall Co. CH–he’s another one of those apparently self-educated architects who also was mayor of Magnolia for a number of years. I’m pretty sure his name is on the plaque at Tylertown.
Anyway, Krouse did the Kemper Co CH, as you say (which gets you a point), and his long career spans from the 1900s through his death in 1944. Another forgotten but brilliant architect from Mississippi’s past–he deserves more recognition for sure.
well — at least I had the “K” right…
We need an “Architects of Mississippi” book/project…