Monthly Archives: September 2014

Borden’s Evaporating Plant, Macon

…there just wasn’t many jobs to have anywhere.  Borden’s, I think they come in here about that time, about ’27…and it helped a lot for employment in the county, employed a lot of folks…I started there in 1931. (Eugene Penick, … Continue reading

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Holmes County Courthouse

Holmes County’s Queen Anne/Romanesque courthouse in Lexington was built in 1894 (MDAH Historic Resources Inventory).  The architect was Walter Chamberlain & Co., and the builder was R. Jesty & Company.  Chamberlain was out of Knoxville/Birmingham, and Jesty from Winona via … Continue reading

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Holmes County Records Building

Sometimes, you just have to let the pictures do the talking.  Here is what I can discover about this stunning 1930 Art-Deco building in Lexington, Mississippi. One-story, yellow brick building with a low-pitched hipped roof.  Centered on the facade is … Continue reading

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