Architectural Research

Aladdin Ledger Houses: A Plaza in Sledge

Aladdin likely shipped kit houses into Mississippi for nearly the entirety of their eighty-one year existence, but the Aladdin plant in Hattiesburg operated for less than three years between 1919 and 1921.  One of the ledger orders was for a Plaza model requested by a “Sledge & Gillis” to be shipped to Sledge, Quitman County, Mississippi.

Who Were Those Sanborn Men?

In case you didn’t catch it, Thomas Rosell noted at the end of yesterday’s news roundup that the Library of Congress is gradually publishing its digitized collection of the full-color Sanborn Insurance Maps. Currently, Mississippi only has three sets: Pascagoula for… Read More ›

Memorial Day 2017

“The floor plan calls for an open court at the entrance to be designated the court of honor. Dignified columns will be used to lend a cathedral effect. The structure will be situated well back from North State street, allowing a long sweep of lawn, which will be formed into a parkway.”