Month: July 2011

Cumbest Bluff Water Tank

About 15 miles north of Pascagoula on Highway 63, sits the community of Cumbest Bluff.  Simon Cumbest(1755-1820) who first settled on the Pascagoula River in 1799 was the progenitor of the Mississippi Cumbest clan.  Cumbest Bluff gained its name in 1832 when John… Read More ›

Name This Place 8.5.2

Martin Seigrist and Susan Allen split the 4 points on this morning’s place – which was J.R. Gordon’s 1903 Wilkinson County Courthouse in Woodville. One more detail shot to work out and later I’ll crown our winner!

Name This Place 8.5.1

Yesterday afternoon’s photo was of the Tippah County Courthouse in Ripley (correctly IDed by MartinSeigrist) which was designed by N.W. Overstreet (thanks SusanAllen) and built in 1928 (CRPIII). Here’s how the standings look going into this final day of competition… Read More ›

Name This Place 8.4.2

Susan Allen snagged another 4 points for knowing that this morning’s photo was the Simpson County Courthouse in Mendenhall (Andrew Bryan, 1907). This afternoon, I bring you another detail shot:

Name This Place 8.4.1

I let yesterday afternoon’s go long enough with no one getting the site from the interior shot.  This stained glass skylight is in the Copiah County Courthouse in Hazlehurst – a 1902 building by my namesake architect James Riely Gordon.  … Read More ›

Name This Place 8.3.2

The Tallahatchie County Courthouse in Sumner by William Sharkey Hull threw SusanAllen a little because of some date confusion (1902? 1909? 1910?).  Since she cited sources on these and included the date I had in my mind for the “right”… Read More ›

Name This Place 8.3.1

Yesterday’s second post – a detail shot – didn’t fool CRPIII.  He correctly IDed it as the Alcorn County Courthouse in Corinth and knew it was a 1918 N.W. Overstreet building. Standings: CRPIII – 6 Theodore – 5 Suzassippi –… Read More ›

Name This Place 8.2.2

Once again, I failed to stump everyone.  The 9 am entry today was the Jefferson Davis County Courthouse in Prentiss (W.S. Hull, 1907). Some interesting things happened on the scoring of that one though – Theodore IDed it as a… Read More ›

Name this Place 8.2.1

Yesterday, we started with the Humphreys County Courthouse in Belzoni (Kramer and Lindsley, 1921-22) for the 9 am post and the 1 pm post was the Attala County Courthouse in Kosciousko (correctly IDed by Belinda) built in 1897 (Thomas Rosell)… Read More ›

Name This Place 8.1.2

Theodore nailed this morning’s place – snagging all 4 points for knowing that it was the Humphreys County Courthouse in Belzoni by architects Kramer and Lindsley and built in 1921-22. It being Monday, I thought this morning’s was a “softball”… Read More ›

Name This Place 8.0

While our fearless leader is away, the rest of the MissPres World will play. That’s right, it’s time for the latest edition of Name This Place.  In the last edition, W. White and I tied for the honors of *Mississippi… Read More ›