Month: April 2012

Rural Studio Tour in WSJ

The Wall Street Journal’s article “Avant-Garde in Alabama” recognizes the work of Auburn’s Rural Studio in western Alabama. Samuel “Sambo” Mockbee, who founded the Rural Studio, was a Mississippian and had a practice here before Auburn drew him back to… Read More ›

What is Rock Lath?

Have you ever seen a material attached to a wall that looked like drywall but maybe had some holes in it and possibly some plaster stuck to one side?  It’s possible you never have.  The material is called Rock Lath and… Read More ›

Name This Place 9.5.1

We’ve reached the final innings of this week’s Name This Place contest. Harry Caray has sung Take Me Out to the Ballgame, but there’s still game to be played. Yesterday, gstone grabbed the first post of the day, Lexington’s Asia… Read More ›

Name This Place 9.4.1

New MissPreser Thomas grabbed the lead in this week’s Name This Place contest, correctly identifying the doors at both St. John’s Episcopal in Ocean Springs and the back entrance at Rosalie. For a while I thought I might have stumped… Read More ›

Name This Place 9.2.1

In yesterday’s exciting and confusing Name This Place, Suzassippi, aka Ms. Early Bird, grabbed a bonus point for correctly identifying Longwood in her 4:55 AM answer to the first-ever pre-dawn Name This Place post. Today, I promise not to screw… Read More ›