Author Archives: Suzassippi

Main Street Indianola

Indianola’s Main Street led into downtown to dead-end on Front Avenue, where many businesses were clustered.  This charming stretch of Main in the 100 block prior to reaching Front Avenue was home to the Sunflower Bank (visible just to the … Continue reading

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Durant’s N. W. Overstreet Art Moderne School

I have been in love with the Art Moderne Durant School since the first time I saw it in the header of Preservation in Mississippi back in 2010.  After secretly pining for my own photograph of this school for the last … Continue reading

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Sunflower Bank Building

The corner of Main Street and Court Avenue in Indianola, Mississippi is home to the former Sunflower Bank.  A fire–‘terrible conflagration’ in the terminology of the time, destroyed all but the 3 Faison’s brick stores, a dry goods emporium.  The … Continue reading

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First Baptist Church of Indianola

Churches often have a deeper historical significance than just a place of worship.  Sometimes, I run across those stories accidentally while searching for information about architectural history.  I think those stories are part of the fabric of our communities, and … Continue reading

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Indianola Post Office

I have been planning to visit the Indianola New Deal Administration post office for over 3 years…and this year is the Year of the Great Mississippi Road Trips to the Delta region.  The Indianola post office was built in 1935 … Continue reading

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Wichita Falls, TX US Post Office and Federal Building

On a recent unexpected trip to Wichita Falls, Texas, I found myself downtown at the post office mailing some letters for my sister.  Since I love a post office, I whipped out the iPhone to do my best to capture … Continue reading

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The Amazing Transformation

Ta-da!  In a mere 2 days, with one piece of excavation machinery, two trucks with trailers, a concrete mixer, 9 workers, and $$$$ later, I will actually be able to drive up the driveway without inching over the giant abyss … Continue reading

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Lottabusha County Cat Box

The crew showed up early yesterday morning to take out the tree, and late last evening to take out the concrete and roots.  Cats being curious creatures, they were intrigued by the idea of a new comfort station. It made … Continue reading

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The Perils of Lottabusha County

When I arrived home last week from my Texas trip, Randy advised me shortly before arrival: “You will not be able to get up the driveway.”  It did not look like this then; this is the new and improved driveway … Continue reading

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I’ve been on a blogging vacation.

Where have I been?  I’ve been to London to look at the Queen.  Okay, truth be told, I have been on my hillside, managing to not accomplish all of the things on my list to accomplish for the summer.  Life … Continue reading

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