Monthly Archives: March 2012

Jefferson County Courthouse

  The first brick Jefferson County courthouse was begun in 1825.  It was demolished and a new one erected in 1881.  That building was destroyed by fire in 1901, and replaced by the 1903 Victorian courthouse, which burned in the … Continue reading

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Red Shutters

Something I don’t necessarily do very often is to visit the back of a building.  In this case, I was walking through the alley when the view of the red shutters on the back windows caught my eye.  It seemed … Continue reading

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Institute Hall, Memorial Hall, and now, United States Courthouse

The former Institute Hall in Natchez is called a “rare example of 19th century Greek Revival auditorium” by the General Services Adminstration, who had a hand in the restoration of this building for use as a US Courthouse.  The brick … Continue reading

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Adams County Courthouse in Natchez

The Adams county courthouse in Natchez is the oldest courthouse in the state in continuous use.  It was built in 1821, and is one of five Antebellum courthouses in Mississippi.  Thanks to Thomas Rosell for correcting my error on the … Continue reading

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Quitman County Courthouse

My primary purpose in stopping off in Marks on my way home from Mound Bayou last week was to locate and photograph the Quitman County Courthouse.  I first became acquainted with this courthouse in the fun “name this place” contest … Continue reading

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Citizens Bank and Trust, Marks

The Citizens Bank and Trust, in Marks, Mississippi, was established in 1917.  The brief history on the website indicates only that the community bank has been in the same location on Main Street since established, but not if this is … Continue reading

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Alligator, Mississippi

Alligator is one of those little communities with not a lot remaining.  There are fewer than 200 people now.  I imagine what this “main street” looked like at one time, when there were businesses in these stores.  Perhaps a grocery … Continue reading

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The Circle at University of Mississippi

Not long ago, Malvaney over at Preservation in Mississippi asked for a picture of the Circle as an entity, rather than separate buildings.  Try as I might, my equipment, the lighting, and the timing has not permitted me to do … Continue reading

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Groot Constantia Manor House

Groot Constancia is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa’s Western Cape.  It was established in 1685.  The Manor House in is the late Dutch Renaissance style, with a front room (or voorhuis) paved with white marble and … Continue reading

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