In my searches for the history of beating the heat, I came across something I had not put much thought into the history of; covered patios and carports. Today’s examples come from 1960s ads of the Hattiesburg company Davis &… Read More ›
Readers know I have this love & admiration thing with iron columns, pilasters, and other iron architectural elements. I spotted a few new-to-me designs in Greenwood, and wanted to continue the focus on that town’s historic architecture. There are 16… Read More ›
Several years ago, Malvaney posted some pictures of the beautiful house at 831 Gillespie Street in Jackson. According to the Belhaven Historic District National Register nomination the house was built c.1916 for Overstreet as his personal residence. The National Register nomination… Read More ›
A friend sent me this article in the new-to-me Acadiana Advocate newspaper announcing an architectural exhibit focusing on the work of A. Hays Town, specifically his later “Louisiana Style” period after he moved back home from practicing in Jackson, Mississippi… Read More ›
Two Mississippi health clinics funded under the Hill-Burton program were published in the October 1951 issue of Architectural Record, a high honor for our state, which is still often overlooked in the architectural world. The two-page spread focused attention on… Read More ›
This article from the March 14, 1937 issue of the Clarion-Ledger manages an in-depth description of Jackson’s iconic Art Moderne school without ever mentioning its architects, N.W. Overstreet and A.H. Town of Jackson. I also realized for the first time,… Read More ›
While searching newspaper archives for architecture awards from between 1965-1978 for our Mississippi’s Best Buildings series, I ran across an award to a student from Columbia, Mississippi who, in 1966, was studying at LSU. Architecture Award — Elaine Virginia Carbrey, daughter… Read More ›
This week’s Hill-Burton hospital, located over in the tiny county seat of DeKalb, had this eye-catching rendering in New Hospitals and Health Departments for Mississippi, which was published by the Mississippi Commission on Hospital Care around 1950. As you may remember,… Read More ›
Congratulations to the intrepid Friends of the Mississippi River Basin Model in Jackson, who received the designation of National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark from the American Society of Civil Engineers at a ceremony earlier this week!
While these awnings might have reached their popularity in the 1950s, the originally filed patent date is 1935, indicating that the awnings were commercially available during the 1930s. Seeing this date has changed my perspective as to when these awnings might have… Read More ›
Recently, I saw these images of the construction of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson Chancery Building in the Mississippi Digital Library’s Bishop R. O. Gerow Collection. While the building’s contractor is not documented in the MDAH HRI, I believe, based… Read More ›
This post is a follow up to a post from a few weeks back that stimulated quite a bit of conversation about appreciation of architecture from the late 1960s and early 1970s that are now reaching the golden fifty-year mark that buildings can be considered for listing on the National Register. The buildings in today’s post are less than five years from reaching their fiftieth birthday.
A couple of weeks ago, our occasional correspondent, Hattiesburg-born architectural historian Ed Polk Douglas, reminded me that Feb. 8, 2018, was the 200th anniversary of the birth, in Ireland, of architect Henry Howard (1818-1884). Howard was based in New Orleans… Read More ›
In my quest to find yearbook entries for these four Architects, members of the founding generation for Mississippi’s AIA, I’ve located yearbooks for R.W. Naef and N.W. Overstreet. Finally, I located a yearbook entry for Carl Emil Matthes Sr. Matthes… Read More ›
Here’s the church, here’s the steeple, open the doors, and here’s a new Going Inside post. If you’ve been to Natchez, I’m sure you’ve noticed the grand Gothic Revival St. Mary’s Cathedral–eh-hem, excuse me, St. Mary’s Minor Basilica–right downtown with… Read More ›