In the first post of yesterday, Suzassippi increased her lead by two points for recognizing and providing some architectural history of the Old Merchants and Farmers Bank in downtown Meridian; though various other facts about the history could have been listed for additional points, no one else commented about Mississippi’s only example of Sullivanesque commercial architecture. The second place was First Presbyterian Church in Laurel, currently known as First-Trinity Presbyterian Church. Once again, the second post of the day was fraught with problems; this time due to comments being caught up in moderation. In the end, James was the first to name the place and was awarded a point for that identification with southside preservationist and Suzassippi getting extra points. 398 Blaize Avenue in Bay St. Louis was our third post; it has gone by many names (and a couple of addresses) in its history, which MissPres readers listed in the comments. southside preservationist received two points for the initial identification and information about the building’s place in cinema history, while Carunzel, Jennifer Bradley, and Belinda2015 received one point each. The fourth and final place of the day was the former Ackerman High School (known today as Choctaw County High School), which Suzassippi was awarded two points for with Belinda Stewart (Belinda2015) awarded a point telling us about a devastating fire the school suffered in the 1990s.
Suzassippi: 11 points
Carunzel: 4 points
southside preservationist: 3 points
Belinda2015/Belinda Stewart: 2 points
Thomas Rosell: 1 point
thomfred: 1 point
Db: 1 point
James: 1 point
Jennifer Bradley: 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 Suzassippi, who is starting to run away from the rest of the competition but could still be caught.
As always, 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.
So Name This Place: