You may recall a year or so ago, we announced the publication of a book about Texas-based architect J.R. Gordon, who designed a few Mississippi landmarks in his career, including courthouses in Copiah and Wilkinson counties and a city hall in Vicksburg. If you live in or around those communities, you will be interested to know that the author, Chris Meister, will be coming to speak next week about Gordon and his work in Mississippi, which also included a failed bid to design the New Capitol. If you haven’t bought the book yet, you can find it at the Texas Tech website, currently on sale for under $40, which is almost impossible for architecture books nowdays, or on Amazon, for about the same price. And if I know authors, Chris will probably have a few copies with him next week!
Meister has shared his schedule with us, and I hope we can put together good turnouts to welcome him. I’ve also placed these on the MissPres Calendar, always available in the top tab of the blog for easy reference.
- 5:30 on Monday, March 18th at the Wilkinson County Courthouse in Woodville.
- At noon on Tuesday, March 19 at the Copiah County Courthouse in Hazlehurst.
- At 5:30 on Tuesday, March 19 at the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation Convent, 1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg.
Categories: Preservation People/Events