Name This Place 9.2.3

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  1. I thought it might be Historic Jefferson College but I don’t remember a transom over those back doors. Do I get any credit for identifying where it’s not?


  2. I’ll toss out another guess:

    Rodney Presbyterian Church (c. 1832) in Jefferson County


  3. My first thought was Rodney Presbyterian Church too! But I looked at some old photos and saw that the decorative element above the door (lintel?) is too plain and the Rodney front doors are 6 panel. Whatever the correct name is for the piece above the door can be a Friday vocabulary word so I can add it to my one brain cell.


  4. Would the molding above the door be called a cornice?


  5. Cornice or lintel would work for this piece. I usually think of a cornice as less purely structural and more decorative than a lintel–this piece walks the line between structural and decorative, so I’m going to give both gstone and Cindy a point for suggesting each. I still may get the rest of the points on this one–can’t believe this is stumping everyone! I thought this one was the softball of the day!


  6. Okay, then how about those common bond courses every irregular rows: first 7, then 10, then 6…or was it the other way around?


  7. Could it be Jacinto Courthouse – former Tishomingo County Courthouse – Constructed 1854 ?


  8. Federal style architecture, considered “one of the finest examples” with walls nearly two feet thick.


  9. Architect: Unknown. Town named after the battle of San Jacinto in Texas.


  10. Bricks were handmade, which possibly explains some of their irregularity. Used as a school until 1908 and as a Methodist Church until 1960. Rescued from scheduled demolition in 1964 after being sold for $600 to a wrecking company; bought back for $2000– sweet deal for the wrecking company.


  11. I really like how the trim on the mullion between the doors and transom turns and continues across the door jamb. Very cool detail!


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