Time for another MissPres Architectural Word of the Week. As we move right along through the alphabet, you can check out our past words here. Have you been keeping an eye out for these elements like I have? This week we feature images of the destroyed Patterson-Bradford Rexall Drug Store on State street in Jackson. Pumping up our building vocabulary helps us better understand what made this building unique and give us the ability to articulate why it was worthy of preservation. Our other example comes from Pascagoula and is a bit playful. All building examples come from the MDAH HRI database, so if you want to learn more about any of our examples this database is a great place to start!
This week’s word is brought to you by the letter L for “Lally Column” as defined by William J. Hornung’s Architectural Drafting
Lally Column: (′läl·ē ′käl·əm) A vertical support for beams, made of iron pipe filled with concrete.
While the Lally Column was patented in 1898 it really didn’t get a chance to shine until the mid-twenteth century. I think Lally Column is a fun word to say, along with Hyperbolic Paraboloid Shells and Jerkinhead Gable so keep your eyes out for a Lally Column(s) holding up a Hyperbolic Paraboloid Shell or a Jerkinhead Gable this week and stay tuned for the next MissPres Architectural Word of the Week!