Name This Place 6.4.2

This may be the one that gets ol’ Malvaney a spot in the Name This Place standings . . .

Categories: Contest

25 replies

  1. It’s a bus station somewhere in Mississippi. How’s that for specific?


  2. You beat me to it. I was going to say that it is a bus station. I am going even more specific and saying that it is in the Delta. How about the Greyhound Bus Station in Greenville (if such a thing exists).

    There was a discussion earlier in the week about the difference between Art Moderne and the International Style. This is Art Moderne.


  3. Y’all are both so wrong I don’t know where to start. *evil laughter*


  4. It looks like a bus station but isn’t one.

    Well, for my latest stab-in-the-dark, hail mary answer, I am going to say that it is the Globe Theater in Shaw. Maybe you are trying for two Shaw buildings in one day.


    • It won’t matter if the answer is wrong but the Globe Theater in Shaw was constructed in 1941.


    • Nope, not even geographically close. But I do like the idea of doing a whole town in one day to throw everyone off.


      • For some reason I have a real interest in this one. There was a bus station in Corinth that sat somehow like this, but this isn’t it.

        By the way, ELM, I did make that trip to MIC in Holly Springs and have a bundle of photographs I’m trying to figure out a venue for (re: the problem), so if you or any of your readers have any thoughts . . .

        I’m hoping I might be back down this fall, and should such a surge in interest well up I’d be game for getting back to Holly Springs.


        • Ben, I hope you’ll share your thoughts and photos here on MissPres. If you have a lot of photos, you may want to open an account on SmugMug, Flickr, Picasa, or one of those types of sites, where you can upload all of them into an album you can link to in any posts you write. Just let me know, as there is renewed interest in this given the recent newspaper article about Rust’s request for grant assistance.


  5. I seem to remember this building. Isnt it an employee store of some type. But I can’t remember where or what company.


  6. is it a cool post office somewhere in MS that’s NOT the Delta?


  7. I think I’ve got what type of building it is, a motor court. You post postcards of various motels and motor courts in their prime, now you are showing what they look like today.

    And since it is not in the Delta, how about near the Gulf Coast.


    • It is closer to the Gulf Coast than it is to the Delta. Otherwise, nope, not a motor court. Isn’t this a nagging problem? :-)

      I’m trying to decide if my victory dance should be a really ostentatious and choreographed display like you sometimes see in the NFL or more low-key like when they score an amazing touchdown (oh that’s right, some people in Mississippi may not know what a touchdown is–it’s when you get the ball all the way to the zone at one of the ends of the field) and they just casually toss the ball back to the official like “whatever, I could do this sort of thing all day long.”


      • Well, it has taken six Name This Place contests and about, what, 40 to 50 pictures to find one that no one here can identify.

        Besides, the day isn’t over yet Malvaney!


        • Malvaney’s stumped the group before, but this is the first time I know of that Malvaney’s been planning an end zone dance . . . appropriate though since the NFL officially gets underway tonight. If it were me, I’d go all out with the celebration – like Terrell Owens & Chad Ochocinco – especially since none of us can call a penalty on the official for unsportsmanlike conduct.


  8. Hercules Employees Club and Club Room in Hattiesburg (from a great postcard I ran across somewhere) — I didn’t know that the building still existed! WOW.


  9. Amazing, great job Belinda.

    The Hercules Employees’ Store and Club Room was constructed for the employees of the Hercules Powder Company Naval Stores Plant in Hattieburg. The plant was constructed in 1923, the clubhouse, according to Hattiesburg in Vintage Postcards dates to c. 1930. However, most of the postcards online date to, at the earliest, about 1940, a date which fits stylistically with the Club House.

    Here’s a link:'+Store+and+Club+Room,+Hattiesburg&source=bl&ots=Loc5lPgAIl&sig=8S12kM8-B_Uw01gLf4sIiFg1cy8&hl=en&ei=BHCJTL-RKYaw9gSV5OCGBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBUQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false


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