Name This Place 5.3

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!

Categories: Contest

20 replies

  1. Is this the Laurel school building that burned?


  2. The silence is deafening. Have I achieved MissPres stumpation? That would be the best birthday present ever.


  3. Well, it may be happy birthday to you. I have used all my sources, and cannot find a clue.


  4. Stewart M. Jones School…Laurel, MS.


  5. 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…


  6. Happy Birthday anyway


  7. 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.”


  8. Happy Birthday!

    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.


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