Suzassippi’s post last week about the Mississippi Federation of Women’s Club building in Jackson reminded me of this sweet little Craftsman house that I photographed a couple years ago in Purvis. I assume it was originally a residence (it’s called “Barrow House” on the sign, so maybe the Barrows lived here?), but now it’s the well-maintained home of the Purvis Women’s Club, a member of the MFWC. Craftsman-style homes near downtowns (this one is across from the public school campus) are so easy to work with that they make good candidates for adaptive re-use. Although a simple, middle-class building, this one has great details, from the carved rafters, triangular knee braces, 9/1 wood windows, and the neat geometries of the door, sidelights, and transom. A peek through the door showed a nice columnar screen between the living and dining rooms.
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
- Craftsman Porches of Yazoo City
- Brookhaven Craftsman: Y-Hut
- Drummond Street Craftsman (Vicksburg)
- Belhaven Craftsman: Emmett J. Hull House
- Money Craftsman