A note before we get started with today’s parts of the contest. Please read The Rules of the contest and remember to leave your answers in the comment section on Preservation in Mississippi, not on Facebook or Twitter; answers left on those sites are not counted and no points are awarded for them. Also note, that there are four places to be named per day, and that you can comment on them all day, until the next day’s first post.
In yesterday’s first post, Suzassippi jumped out to the lead by correctly identifying the Yazoo County Courthouse in Yazoo City and providing more information about the building for two points, but, despite the building’s importance and long history, no one else was able to provide any other information about it for additional points. The second post was the Masonic Temple in Hattiesburg, which is currently used as the Forrest County Justice Court. Suzassippi and Carunzel provided the current and historic names of the building, respectively, plus additional architectural information, which put me in a bit of a quandary about how to award the points; they were both awarded two points based on that confusion (something that will not be repeated) with Thomas Rosell getting a point for providing an interesting fact about the architect. The third post was the J. M. Stone Cotton Mill in Starkville, also known as the E. E. Cooley Building and with the current sobriquet of The Mill at MSU; thomfred received one point for identifying the building but provided no further information to receive a second point; Carunzel got a point for listing the building’s architect, construction date, and further information. The fourth and final place of the day was the Lustron House at 748 School Street in Clarksdale, which Suzassippi was awarded two points for her identification with architectural and historical information; I have generously awarded Db a point for knowing that the house sits on the corner of School Street and Anderson Boulevard.
Suzassippi: 6 points
Carunzel: 3 points
Thomas Rosell: 1 point
thomfred: 1 point
Db: 1 point
Just because you did not participate yesterday, is no reason not to today. There are plenty of posts ahead to make up points and catch the leaders, especially since so few people participated yesterday. Suzassippi has the lead now but has not run away from the rest of the competition, yet.
Yesterday’s posts were softballs. Today and for the rest of the competition, I am going to mix in some fastballs and curveballs.
So Name This Place:
former Merchants and Farmers Bank, Meridian MS, built 1924
I have to say this was a tough one, but I started with Meridian because that town is laid out in the weirdest way, and I couldn’t think of any place else with that juxtaposition. Great job!
Sullivanesque, “built with the form and elaborate terra cotta embellishment reminiscent of the work of Louis Sullivan”, architect out of Chicago. It “echoes” the form of the Columbus, Wisconsin bank. (National Register nomination form, Linda Ford, 2004).
Good job, two points. You have included a good bit of information about the building but there are still other facts out there for other people to get points for.
This was the first one I’ve known immediately, and I was too late! This building definitely needs some love. One of my favorites in Meridian.
You are too late to identify the place, but you can still earn a point by providing information (that has not already been provided) about the building, its architecture, its history, etc.