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

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  1. Is this the Laurel school building that burned?

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

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

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

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  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…

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  6. Happy Birthday anyway

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  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.

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    • 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.”

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  8. Happy Birthday!

    Krouse’s name pops up everywhere… He also designed the Courthouses for Walthall County, Pike County and Kemper County.

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    • 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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