Monthly Archives: January 2016

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Carroll County Courthouse

Carrollton’s 1876 courthouse sits on the town square in the county seat of Carroll County, Mississippi.  For 13 years, I have driven past the exit to Carrollton from the Interstate 55 on numerous trips to and through Jackson.  Finally, last … Continue reading

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Lamar Life Insurance Company

Hattiesburg American, February 23, 1925, p. 6.

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Lamar Life Building

The Lamar Life Building employs “a host of Gothic motifs and high crenellated clock tower” (William C. Allen, 1975, nomination form for National Register of Historic Places, Smith Park Architectural Historic District).  It was constructed in 1924-1925 as Jackson’s “first … Continue reading

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How things look in Mississippi

Dog hair hip deep–R and J don’t vacuum. Everything precisely where I left it–“I didn’t know what to do with those sheets in the hamper in the hall.” You know, the dirty ones that came off the beds. I could … Continue reading

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