Name This Place 12.5.4

This is the final post of the competition. You have until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning to be eligible for receiving points for answers about today’s four posts. At that time, the results will be posted and the Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire will be crowned. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated. Now, for the last time in this competition, Name This Place:



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  1. don’ t know this house, but under the queen anne double porch(“gingerbread”) is an asymmetrical brick Italianate structure. of the 1870s; porch is a bit later.

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  2. It has happened before where we have not had the place named after an hour, but will this be the one where I stump everyone and get four points?

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  3. Chatauqua Hotel, Lake Chatauqua, Crystal
    Springs. Can’t find any dates for it.

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  4. well, it would seem that I get a point for architectural style(s), don’t I? and, I could make some educated guesses as to the locale– like, north of Jackson— a house in a town, with a large town lot— somewhere that someone had some money ‘after the war’— certainly not Hattiesburg or laurel which were barely out of the pioneer stages–, doesn’t look the delta–maybe north central and east in the state—could guess martin siegrist as architect, just for fun–could easily imagine that he could do a brick house like this, without q a porches—

    but, this, really could be anywhere in the south or warmer Midwest— there is nothing particularly ms about this house—other than porches–but, then, there were porches like this all over–but, not in the north–it is amazing how much snow that even an 8′ wide porch ‘catches’–and, folks, snow is very heavy to shovel, no matter where it is—

    guess I could spend the rest of the evening going through the cooper postcard collection–it won’t be Jackson cause I found out that cooper kept the Jackson postcards out of his gift in the hopes that he will do a book on j using those cards— but, i’m not—

    just had a nice supper, and am going to ‘chill’ for the rest of the evening–and, then, yes, see what ‘the results are tomorrow— ‘night, friends—

    oh, everybody is out for a (cat) fish fry on this Friday night— and, I do miss those– mr gentry will remember mack”s fish camp, n of hburg on 49– the most unassuming décor, but, boy, super catfish, hush puppies, cole slaw, and iced tea—- I do miss that kind of southern ‘regional’ cooking! regardless of how bad it was for you, health-wise!

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    • Ed, you are dancing around the answer and are pretty close as far as age and place.

      As far as the architecture, you could say that just about all postbellum (and some antebellum) architecture has very little specifically local about it, some exceptions regarding detailing aside. Look at a building we had earlier in the competition, First Baptist Church in Greenwood. There are almost half a dozen identical (or nearly so) churches by the same architect scattered around. Nothing is specifically “Mississippi” about that church, but it was a landmark. Maybe nothing was specifically “Mississippi” about the above building, but it too was a landmark.

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  5. Private John Allen residence, Tupelo

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  6. A winnowed down time frame for the remodel is between July 1919 and December 1924 thanks to the information on the Sanborn maps. While I feel like I’m stealing Beauregard Rippy’s thunder, the building was demolished post 1966 for the New Formalist Style Lee County Library, built 1970 and designed by architects Cooke-Douglass-Farr

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  7. I think Hindsman might have been the architect of a house at the Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery, instead. It’s hard to tell.

    I don’t care who wins this contest; in my heart, I have won for this and for the Mineral Springs Hotel. So there!

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  8. well, I had to come back to the net at 11.31 our time and see what’s been happening— congrats on the id, carunzel,but no one has given a date more specific for the original house or the queen anne porches that I supposed from the visuals. nothing we see in this original photo seems to be the 1919-1924 remodeling, so the photo must have been made before then—and, the remodeling is quite something! in a quick look, I don’t think most people would imagine that there is an 1870s house under all of that Mediterranean/arts and crafts–wow!

    (or, yes, it could have been a very, very, very late Italianate house of the late 1880s with queen anne style porches of the same date, but they would have been more in line with contemporary fashion. here in lyons, ny, certainly not any center of fashion, Italianate houses of this form, with asymmetrical one story porches, were typical of the 1860s…).

    and, yes, mr white, much of ms architecture is a reflection of national styles, particularly post bellum as I and you have said–I was only musing upon this particular house and its not-particularly ms look—but some of ms’s buildings seem to be only ‘ms’, for a variety of reasons–it’s too late to dig into my brain to think of all the ‘only in ms’ buildings right now—

    before saying ‘good night’, I want to add that during the time I have spent ‘waiting’ for photos to appear during the week, I have very much enjoyed ‘digging into’ the other sections of misspreservation—- congrats to all that have participated in those efforts–including individuals who played the quiz— I am really a newcomer to this site but am very happy that ‘by chance’ I discovered it—

    goodnight, chet—goodnight, david.

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  9. That one was SO EASY! Too bad I didn’t see it until now! That’s my stomping ground. Used to go to the Lee County Library what was in this house back in the day! Torn down ca1970 to build current Lee County Library.

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  10. I have this postcard as well as some others showing different views of this house!

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    • This card is from the Cooper Postcard Collection. I have a different view of the house in my small postcard collection, but the Victorian lettering would have been too difficult to edit off the card, so I used one already digitized (which only had a small area of text in between the stone wall and fence that I easily removed).

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