Monthly Archives: April 2019

St. Mary’s Minor Basilica

My first visit to St. Mary’s Minor Basilica was back in Lottabusha County Chronicles I days. You can read more about St. Mary Minor Basilica in Natchez there.  These photos are from a brief view down the street, captured as the sun … Continue reading

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More Meskers in Natchez: W. J. Hogan Building

Historically, Mississippians purchased a lot of Mesker products, ranking the state as the 12th largest overall buyer with a combined estimate of approximately 1,356 facades.  (Darius Bryjka, November 25, 2014) Natchez leads the state with the most surviving Mesker Brothers storefronts, … Continue reading

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107-111 North Pearl Street

Another surviving Mesker Brothers storefront is located at 107-111 North Pearl Street, Natchez. The iron front was aded sometime between 1893-1897 according to the Sanborn maps for Natchez.  Mary Warren Miller, 1979, described the building: Two-story fourteen-bay brick commercial building … Continue reading

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526 Franklin Street

526 Franklin, corner of Franklin and Union in Natchez, currently is home to Edward Jones Investments.  The circa 1890 building was restored from a pretty horrid mid-60s or thereabouts “update” when the lower floor was remodeled with jeweler’s windows.  The … Continue reading

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Mr. Pickens’ Livery Stable: Corner of Main & Canal, Natchez

While preparing for my recent trip to Natchez, and doing a little historic research, I came across an article that featured a photo of this building with a question as to anyone knowing the history of the building. I recalled … Continue reading

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Carpenter School No. 1

There is still much to post about the week in Natchez, but a need for software reinstallation on my new computer has left me stranded–photo edit speaking–for a bit longer. I did not make it to the historic Carpenter No. … Continue reading

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The Marsaw Family: Levi, Levi, Jr., & Levi III

While visiting the Triangle Area of St. Catherine Street in Natchez, this unpretentious masonry block building–seemingly out of place amongst the historic buildings in the area–caught my interest. It carries a Streamline Art Moderne appearance with the rounded corner. Close … Continue reading

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