If you find yourself in or near downtown Jackson, be sure to swing by the Old Capitol Museum, where “Mississippi Modern,” a photographic exhibit of Modernist buildings around the state, is on display from July 14 through November 15, 2015. The photos were taken by students and graduates of MSU’s School of Architecture to highlight Mississppi’s Modernist landmarks and encourage their preservation.
Thanks for posting. So excited to go – TODAY!
I live out of state but would love to know what buildings and/or architects are highlighted?
The photo shown is Bailey Junior High School (aka Bailey Magnet School/Bailey Middle School). The architect was NW Overstreet and AH Town, constructed 1936-1937 through the Public Works Administration.
It has been a while since I saw the exhibit, but I recall that Chris Risher’s Vise Clinic in Meridian and Robert Overstreet’s Kolbs Cleaners in Jackson are featured. MHT does have a list of buildings featured in the exhibit here…. http://www.lovemsmod.com/msu-mod/
The MHT list contains more buildings than are in the exhibit, which has twelve featured buildings. Here is the MHT list, with asterisks next to the ones in the exhibit:
** Bailey Magnet High School
Renner Hall and A. A. Branch Hall
** Saint Richard’s Catholic Church
** Gertrude C. Ford Complex
** Naval Reserve Building
** Greyhound Bus Station
** Kolb’s Cleaners
Jackson Police Department
Columbia High School
John A. People’s Building
Christ Community Church
** Carrier Chapel
** Vise Clinic
** Meridian Police Department
** Durant School
Trustmark Bank Building
Jackson Municipal Library
** Falk House
** L. Zenobia Coleman Library
Ah thank you for the clarification of the list! I thought that seemed like the exhibit had grown since it was displayed at the Charnley House in 2014.
Unfortunately, the Museum was closed by the time I got there Friday. :(