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’s word is pretty tasty! While the MDAH Historic Resources Database has some great photos of these two buildings I also had to visit the Library of Congress HABS/HAER survey for another great photo.
This week’s word is brought to you by the letter O for “Onion Dome” as defined by Cyril M. Harris’s Dictionary of Architecture and Construction
Onion Dome: (ˈən-yən ˈdōm ) …a bulbous dome which terminates in a point and serves as a roof structure over a cupola or tower.
James Butters HABS photo of Longwood is one of the images I picture in my mind when I think of “Mississippi” so I had to include it. These are the two examples of an Onion Dome I know of. I am sure there is another lurking some where in the state. If you can think of where one is, or where one used to be let us know. So as always keep your eyes out for a Onion Dome(s) this week, along with all our past Miss Pres Architectural Words of the Week!