Name This Place 9.2.2



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  1. Is that the Jewish Temple in Port Gibson?

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  2. Episcopal Church in Vicksburg?… Romanesque arch…

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  3. church in Port Gibson?

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  4. St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Yazoo City

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  5. Recessed entry with souble-leaf wood doors each with three vertical panels over three horizontal panels below an arched stained glass transom. Surrounding the entry is a series of graduated arches (terra cotta I think) featuring decorative scroll work and a dentil details. The arches are anchored by pilasters with Corinthian capitols

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    • Yes, an unglazed terra cotta–really beautiful! The supports are better termed “engaged columns” since they’re rounded like columns rather than flat like pilasters. In a real Romanesque church, this whole entry would be called a “portal” and would be the primary decorative feature of the building, These recall Christ’s “I am the Door,” and would be filled with iconic carvings usually showing the Last Judgment (http://www.flickr.com/photos/26519181@N06/4654637760/, and for scale of what all those little details really are: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26519181@N06/4654022127). This portal on St. Mary’s is the main emphasis, but also competes with two corner towers, and of course features classical details rather than religious symbols.

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  6. I wish I could have used this image for the word of the week post on Dentils.

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  7. I can’t play because I don’t know MS buildings. But I just wanted to comment on what a beautiful entryway this is – great picture!

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