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 up the order of posts (crossing my fingers).

Cindy Hornsby, better known as Purvis’ Rambling Diva, snagged four points by recognizing the Hattiesburg Post Office’s door and adding the correct construction date and architects. If you’re curious about what the rest of this fabulous building looks like, see the long-ago post, “Why I Want To Live at Hattiesburg’s Art Deco P.O.

So here’s the current standings, after the first inning:

Cindy Hornsby: 4
Suzassippi: 1

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Important Announcement: Here’s a new way to get a point–accurately describe the doors and their surrounds (if applicable) using architectural terminology from the new architectural glossaries you’ve all bought to keep up with Thomas Rosell’s Word of the Week series.

Yesterday was softball. Today, the pitches get faster.

Categories: Contest

18 replies

  1. Entrance to Central High School, Jackson, MS


  2. Correct! Date of construction? Architect? Description?


  3. 1923 Claude Lindsley


  4. Part of the school dates to 1888; it was rebuilt in 1925 and parts of the earlier Jackson Graded Public School were incorporated into the new building. Jacobethan Revival or Collegiate Gothic, depending on whose version.


  5. Architect Claude H. Lindsley


  6. Well, darn, see what sleeping late will get you?


  7. The recessed entry features center double leaf doors flanked by single leaf doors on the left and right. All the doors are wood with a 15-pane divided window. Above the doors is a divided transom – with a 9-pane divided section over each single leaf door and a 18-pane divided section over the center double-leaf doors.

    The lintel is made of stone and features an pointed arch (in the Gothic style) and a key-cut design where it meets the brick facade.


  8. Don’t forget the hood, door panels, water table, stretcher bond and (magnolia flower?) medallions!


    • I was hoping someone would notice the flowers and mention them. The flowers are Tudor Roses which are a common theme in the… Tudor revival style! Its not my contest but I’d to give you a point.


      • I’m kicking myself for not including the medallions in my description . . . can I blame the fact that I hadn’t had enough caffeine when I wrote it and therefore my eyes weren’t open enough to see them . . . . that at least will be the excuse I go with . . .


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