More from the Chickasaw Iron Works

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Another example of this apparently common style of commercial building in the Delta, with its familiar iron supports and step, is in the remains of this building in downtown Merigold.  Assuming it was constructed close to the other buildings on the street, that would put it around circa 1925.  This building is not uniquely identified by name, and the writing is difficult to make out.  “Hocker” is the best I can make out on the first part of the faded sign.

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These iron steps will probably be around a lot longer than anything else here.  Sort of reminds you of arms holding up the temple walls.

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3 Responses to More from the Chickasaw Iron Works

  1. Thomas Rosell says:

    What a great space. Thank you for sharing it with us! While I hate to see spaces falling down in disrepair and unused, this structure has so much dignity in its abandonment. It really is a treat to view.

    • Suzassippi says:

      I know what you mean. I can see it being used as some type of outdoor gathering space, if there were enough people to use it. Maybe we should just have a big ole party there.

  2. Thomas Rosell says:

    What a great space. Thank you for sharing it with us! While I hate to see a building go unused and deteriorate, this structure has so much dignity, It is almost noble in appearence.

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