Monthly Archives: June 2012

Herron House

Herron House was built in Oakland in 1907.  And that is all I can discover about this place.  It currently operates as a bed and breakfast, and I passed up the opportunity to visit!  Not long ago, I was contacted … Continue reading

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Marshall County Courthouse

Architect Fletcher Sloan designed the Italianate, Colonial Revival styled courthouse in Holly Springs, and Spires Boling built it.  Sloan went on to become the assistant state architect for Mississippi in 1872.  The design resembles the Lafayette County courthouse in Oxford … Continue reading

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Chalmers Institute: Not on the 101 Places in Mississippi to see before you die list

Perhaps just looking at the building right now, one might think Walter Place or Airliewood was more deserving of being on the 101 Places in Mississippi to See Before You Die list, but the history of this building–and its future–seemed … Continue reading

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Update on Mississippi Industrial College Cathrine Hall

Update: The April 12, 2012 edition of The South Reporter states Cathrine Hall is under demolition, but that Preserve Marshall County and Holly Springs is working to try to save the facade to maintain the streetscape.  The April 19 edition reported demolition … Continue reading

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Lafayette County Courthouse Lewisville Arkansas

  Lafayette County courthouse in Arkansas was constructed 1940-1942 as a project of the Works Progress Administration.  WPA funded 40% of the $100,000 courthouse (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program).  Architects were Clippard and Vaught.  The courthouse …reflected a restrained interpretation of … Continue reading

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On vacation this week

I’m on vacation in Texas this week.  If I can, I’ll be posting over at the Lottabusha County Chronicles.  Being in West Texas is kind of like being in the Aleutian-Pribiloff Islands when it comes to Internet.  

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Tyson Drug Company

Dr. Jasper Butler opened a pharmacy and medical center on this location in the early1800s.  According to the Tyson website, the building was used as a bank for a short while after Dr. Butler’s death.  The bank failed, and pharmacist … Continue reading

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125th Anniversary Celebration for Founding of Mound Bayou

Founded by former slaves I. T. Montgomery, Benjamin Green, and other progressive pioneers on July 12, 1887, Mound Bayou will celebrate its 125th birthday July 8-14, 2012.  We invite you, your family, former Mound Bayouians–and the entire state of Mississippi–to … Continue reading

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Dillon Funeral Home Building

This circa 1935 art moderne style building stopped me in my tracks while we were in Leland.  It is part of the Leland Historic District, which comprises much of downtown. In addition to the curved recess at the windows, the … Continue reading

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Leland Blues Murals

Leland, like many other Delta towns along highway 61, has used blues tourism to bring visitors and economic development to the community.  In addition to the Blues Museum, they have a series of blues-related murals around the town.  On the … Continue reading

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