Monthly Archives: May 2016

Bradley Brothers Building

  The former Bradley Brothers Dry Goods Store was constructed sometime after 1915–possibly late teens or 1920s (National Register of Historic Places description, Delhi Downtown Historic District).  “Bradley Bros” was painted in the set-in area above the transoms, and has … Continue reading

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Corner of First and Charter Streets

The “turn-of-the-century” commercial building on the corner of First and Charter street has undergone a number of changes since its construction.  In 1915, it had a corner columnar entrance, and a corner tower above the second floor–perhaps similar to the … Continue reading

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First Street, Delhi LA

As I mentioned earlier, I made an unexpected stop in Delhi, Louisiana last week on my travels back to Mississippi.  One never knows when making stop to a place never visited if it will be a delightful little detour or … Continue reading

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Grain Elevator, Delhi, LA

Ever since I began reading Our Grandfathers’ Grain Elevators: The men of slip-formed concrete and the buildings they created in North America, they have taken on a new significance for me.  I always admired the structures, and many of them … Continue reading

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Uptown Theater in Downtown Marble Falls

The Uptown Theater in Marble Falls, Texas opened in 1942.  The Marble Falls Post Office was relocated to the Uptown Theater Building in 1948 (Austin Sunday American Statesman, November 7, 1948).  In 1954, a mass chest x-ray outreach by the … Continue reading

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City Market, Rising Star TX

Driving through Rising Star, Texas on my way to San Antonio last week, I glanced over at a building I have seen hundreds of times in my lifetime, and suddenly, I saw it with new eyes.  My sister was driving … Continue reading

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Oxford’s first Pride parade

LOU (Lafayette-Oxford-University) held the first-ever local Pride parade Saturday afternoon.  Like any event on the Oxford Square, it was festive and well-attended.  Supporters of equality for all people lined the route and cheered when the parade marchers reached the Square … Continue reading

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East Tupelo School, part 3

Over the past few days, we have visited the original East Tupelo high school building, constructed in 1936, and toured the canning plant constructed circa 1940. We finish up the visit today with a brief look at the new class … Continue reading

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East Tupelo Canning Plant

Vocational education was a mainstay in the New Deal Administration’s school development, and there were many vocational buildings added to the Mississippi landscape through the National Youth Administration, Works Progress Administration, and Public Works Administration programs.  In 1937, an ..increase … Continue reading

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East Tupelo School

The East Tupelo school, constructed 1936, was designed by architects N. W. Overstreet and A. Hays Town.  The building contains an auditorium and classrooms.  Sadly, the beautiful original entrance is hidden behind those metal awnings that cover the sidewalks, and … Continue reading

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