Monthly Archives: September 2015

Columbia, Tennessee: U S Post Office and Courthouse

This impressive four-story concrete building provided offices for federal programs, a courtroom for federal judges, and the local post office.  Postmaster General James A. Farley dedicated the building during the city’s annual Mule Day Festival in 1940. (Van West, C. … Continue reading

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Spring Hill High School

The Works Progress Administration erected the new Spring Hill High School building in 1936-1937 on the site of the old school building on School and Duplex Streets.  Described by Van West (2001) as …a small rural trade town located between … Continue reading

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Nashville Farmers Market and skyline

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Historic Pearl High School in Nashville

Long before this beautiful building was constructed, Pearl High School was serving the African American students and community in Nashville.  It was established in 1883 as a grammar school, and the first public school for black students.  In 1897, it … Continue reading

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The Cat Show Redux

I posted a slide show of the new kitties a couple of days ago, but it seems to have difficulty with visibility.  I am trying again with a different version in hopes it might do better.  I was trying out … Continue reading

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US Post Office and Court House Knoxville

Although planning for the new post office and court house in Knoxville began in 1925, it would not be completed until 1934.  Baumann and Baumann were picked to design the new building in 1932, and the Art Deco with Art … Continue reading

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The Cat Show, courtesy of my new camera and new lens!

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I got a new camera for my birthday/anniversary/you name it holiday for the next 3 years.  I tried it out this weekend.  Here are some of my results: Varying between lenses with different zooms and settings, here are my results … Continue reading

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Fontana Dam: Powering a Nation to Victory

As the highest dam east of the Rockies, the Fontana Dam on the Little Tennessee in Western North Carolina commands not only a significant role in the generation of electricity, but an important role in the history of the area.  … Continue reading

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Vulcan Foundry

This Art Deco influenced utility cover caught my eyes while I was photographing Knoxville’s US Courthouse and Post Office.  I appreciate iron works of any type.  Vulcan was a popular name for foundries, as it is the name of the … Continue reading

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