Monthly Archives: October 2014

Tampa Municipal Building

The brutalist Tampa Municipal Building was constructed when the City Hall would no longer contain the necessary records due to Tampa’s growth.  I have done my due diligence in searching for information about the building, and maybe it is because … Continue reading

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Macon Masonic Temple

Less elaborate than Penn Jeffries Krouse’s Masonic Temple in Lexington, nonetheless, this stand alone building has some pleasing qualities to me.  Like many of the temples, it held retail space on the lower floor, and meeting space on the upper … Continue reading

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Masonic Temple, Lexington

The former Masonic Temple Lodge # 24 on 126 Court Square was designed by architect Penn Jeffries Krouse, and completed in 1910 (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory).  Jennifer V. O. Baughn described the building in the … Continue reading

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Carnegie Library in Okolona

Architect John Gaisford of Memphis designed the Carnegie Library in Okolona in 1914.  The building was completed in 1915, with one large room and a full basement that contained four small rooms and two baths (Okolona, Mississippi Carnegie Library).  Carnegie … Continue reading

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