Spengler’s Corner, part 2

end of block State street

Only 4 of the buildings picture above are in Spengler’s Corner Historic District.  The two buildings to the far right are c. 1940 and c. 1895.  No. 129 is the former Stag Club Building, built by H. M. Taylor Construction Company (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory).  Continuing right to left, the buildings are described in Jack A. Gold’s 1979 nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places:

No. 123 N. State Street is the former Mary Frances restaurant, c. 1890

Two-story three-bay brick…shallow corbeled and dentiled cornice with central gabled section and parapet..wide rectangular window bays emphasized by panels and pilaster strips..stuccoed-brick storefront altered ca. 1960 with plate glass and recessed entrance. 

No. 121 N. State Street is Tucker Printing House, c. 1900

One-story single bay brick…first-floor storefront topped by stamped-metal cornice with garlanded frieze…dentiled metal roof cornice with building name inscribed on frieze.

No. 117 No. State Street, c. 1910, was also in use by Tucker Printing in the 1930s

Two-story four-bay brick…with prominent modillioned metal roof cornice…storefront altered with plate glass and aluminum sheathing along the former transom.

No. 113 Tucker Printing House, c. 1900

One-story single-bay brick commercial building…first-floor storefront topped by stamped-metal cornice with garlanded frieze…dentiled metal roof cornice with building name inscribed on frieze.

I located news references to Tucker Printing from around 1915-1955, and references to the “Old Stag Club” in 1909 and the Stag Club in 1921.

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2 Responses to Spengler’s Corner, part 2

  1. Dea Windsor says:

    I just tried to leave a rather long reply, not sure if it went through because I had to re-sign in to wordpress and I think the reply got lost. Please let me know if you did not get it!

    • Suzassippi says:

      Hello, Dea, Sorry for the late response, I have been traveling and just got home to my computer. This was the only reply in the box, so it sounds like it did get lost in the shuffle. WordPress default is moderation on first post, so feel free to try again!

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