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.

entrance 2

One-story, yellow brick building with a low-pitched hipped roof.  Centered on the facade is a recessed, double-leaf, 2-panel wood door with a 12-light transom.  Flanking this doorway, on the facade wall, are two small windows covered with decorative iron grills.  Above the windows are circular plaques containing interlocking diamond shapes.  Above the entrance is a cast-concrete decoration consisting of griffins flanking a rectangular panel.  A large addition, dating to the 1940s or 50s stands  on the SE corner of the building.  A cornice composed of geometrical shapes encircles the original building. (Jennifer V. O. Baughn, 2000, National Register of Historic Places nomination form, retrieved from Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory)

side elevation 2

 

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5 Responses to Holmes County Records Building

    • Suzassippi says:

      I know! I fell in love with it, amazed when I saw it. Mississippi had some incredible architects during this time period, and we have some really wonderful Art Deco and Art Moderne buildings from the period.

      • socialbridge says:

        I’m not a bit surprised you fell in love with it. It seems like some places are fortunate to attract super-talented architects around the same time and thus have beautiful buildings that we can still enjoy. (I guess it’s a bit like artists converging.)

  1. “Incredible architects”…are only the result of great clients. MS is fortunate to still have many of its historic structures, and we need to save them at all cost. Because our neighboring states have demolished theirs in the name of progress. More than just save them…we need to market them with tourism to help pay for them! Join us at https://www.facebook.com/ICAA.MS

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