Our Craftsman series usually focuses on the Craftsman bungalows found in even the smallest of Mississippi towns. But you don’t need a whole house to show your Craftsman style–sometimes a great porch will do the trick. Maybe you didn’t even have a new house, but you could easily keep up with the fashions by building a Craftsman porch onto your old house. Maybe your old porch was getting rickety, or maybe you just couldn’t stand all those old-fashioned Victorian details, or maybe momma just wanted a bigger porch. Presto-chango, just put on a new Craftsman porch, easy as kiss my foot.
Yazoo City has some great examples of this phenomenon. I’ll bet your town does too, if you can spot them.
Can’t get enough of Craftsman?
- Craftsman Style in Mississippi
- Greenville Craftsman: Leavenworth-Wasson-Carroll House
- Lameuse Street Craftsman (Biloxi)
- Hattiesburg Craftsman: Corley Griffen House
- Magnolia Craftsman
- Belhaven Craftsman: N.W. Overstreet House
- Fernwood Craftsman
- Purvis Women’s Club
- Brookhaven Craftsman: Y-Hut
- Drummond Street Craftsman (Vicksburg)
- Belhaven Craftsman: Emmett J. Hull House
- Money Craftsman
Categories: Architectural Research, Yazoo City
I love love love photo number 1, and here is a porch that I would live on! I love porches, but that 1925 awesome porch in the second picture really wows me.
The church is gorgeous! 2nd photo of home with lovely porch is inviting. I never have noticed a porch like the last photo with the brick piers on the corners. Good post!
I could easily move into #2 as well. But it is #3 that tugs my heart strings. I want to fix it, poor thing! (Just to note: one of my mother’s favorite expressions was “kiss my foot” so I had to laugh when I read that part :) )
A good Eudora Welty phrase, so entirely appropriate to all manner of situations :-)