Architectural Research

Your Southern Grandparents Loved Their Ranch Homes!

“The antebellum Southern plantation house, with its wide verandah and impressive pillars, is no longer the “dream home” of the South. The average Southern home buyer today is looking for a ranch-style house, built of brick, containing at least one pine-panelled room, and in the medium-price range.” Commercial Dispatch, 1953.

N. W. Overstreet, 1928

If you missed it, or if last week’s History Is Lunch series presentation by Michael Fazio has you hankering for more  N.W. Overstreet, below is a brief biography of Mississippi’s homegrown architect from a 1928 publication with the long winded title From Mississippi Today :… Read More ›

Mississippi Architects: Robert E. Lee (1870-1925)

A while back, I was reading a well-done, glossy history of Hattiesburg’s early neighborhoods, Historic Hattiesburg: History & Architecture of Hattiesburg’s First Neighborhoods (Department of Planning & Community Development, Neighborhood Development Division, City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. n.d.), and I noticed a sidebar about Hattiesburg’s… Read More ›

HABS in Mississippi: The Manse, Natchez

HABS Survey Number: HABS MS-150 See also: HABS webpage Mississippi Historic Resources Database: “The Presbyterian Manse is one of the most significant Federal-style houses in Mississippi and exhibits the quality of architectural finish that is usually indicative of a full-scale mansion.”

Mad Mod Delta Tour Report

Today’s post is brought to you by our inveterate architectural tourist, Neel Reid, who also reported on last year’s Mad Mod Eastover tour. ————————————————— It’s easy to overlook Modernist commercial architecture. Coming into a world where cars dictate the layout… Read More ›

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