If the calendar full of events didn’t tip me off that Spring was just around the corner, the delightful layer of yellow on my car assures it. Before everyone gets out to enjoy the weather and visit our favorite historic… Read More ›
The home of James L. Alcorn, in Coahoma county, received its name in a most natural way; an eagle had built her nest for many years in a large cottonwood tree in a field adjoining the park which surrounds the residence.
The Leland Methodist Church was constructed 1923-24 in a Mission, Spanish Revival style. The MDAH HRI database references similarity of the design of the Fayette, Alabama Methodist Church in crediting the architect (T. L. Brodie, conjectured) and builder (L. Vance, conjectured)…. Read More ›
Harvey Washington Walter “challenged [architect Spires Boling] to create something grander than the classic Greek Revival house with tall white columns” (walterplace.com). Boling’s response was the Gothic towers “topped with castellated battlements.” Battlement: …a parapet with indentations or embrasures with… Read More ›
Over the holidays, I had a chance to take a couple of days and head over to the state archives to look at some collections an archivist friend had mentioned a while back (always have archivists friends–they know the most… Read More ›