Author Archives: Suzassippi

Nudie’s Honky Tonk: Tribute to Nuta Kotlyarenko aka Nudie Cohn

Nudie’s suits bring to mind Porter Waggoner, Roy Rogers, Dolly Parton, and even Robert Redford as “The Electric Horseman.”  They were only some of the country western singers and stars who wore Nudie Cohn’s rhinestone covered, embroidered suits.  Creeping down … Continue reading

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Hume-Fogg Academic High School

The imposing Gothic Revival Hume-Fogg Academic High School occupies the block of Broadway between Rosa Parks Boulevard and 7th Avenue in Nashville.  Architects William B. Ittner and Robert S. Sharp designed the four-story building constructed of native white stone by … Continue reading

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Union Station: “…a great day for Nashville”

Ground was broken for the new Union Station, Broad and Walnut Street, Nashville August 1, 1898 (The Tennessean, Oct. 9, 1900, p. 1).  The planned $1,000,000 terminal station and adjacent facilities to meet freight, mail, and storage were featured in “New … Continue reading

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Art Moderne in Jackson Municipal Utilities

I spotted this Art Moderne building on the south edge of Jackson, Tennessee on our recent trip to Nashville. [Note: The angular curve is a result of taking a panoramic view to capture the entire building; it is actually constructed … Continue reading

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Ruthie Foster at City Winery, Nashville

Two years ago I stumbled across an article on Ruthie Foster, the singer/songwriter/guitarist from a little place in Texas called Gause.  It did not take me long to fall in love with her voice and her songs, and her fine … Continue reading

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Atlanta’s WPA-Renovated Auditorium-Armory

I ran across the architect rendering by A. Ten Eyck Brown, above, while searching for information about Atlanta’s sewer system.  In 1933, Atlanta applied for a loan from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to construct a new auditorium that was proposed … Continue reading

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Randy Bakes “Fancy Party Cookies”

Last year at work, Rand participated in the Christmas Cookie Exchange.  I baked his cookies for him, and scanned my mother’s well-worn and well-loved sugar cookie recipe.  In their exchange, they gift 2 cookies per person of all the cookies … Continue reading

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Perkins-Timberlake on the Decatur Square

Back in 1897, J. J. Perkins opened his first dry goods store on the Decatur, Texas square.  Known as The Red Store, Perkins ‘Shouted the glad tidings’ in the Decatur Wise County Messenger: The reign of High Prices is over. … Continue reading

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New Deal in Texas: Bunger PWA School House

The Bunger school house is in Young County, just a few miles down the road from Graham, my home town.  It was completed in 1936 as PWA project W1255 and is rock veneer.  Miss Fannie Ragland was the county superintendent … Continue reading

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Keesler Bridge, Greenwood

Keesler Bridge spans the Yazoo River from Fulton Street on the south side of the river to Grand Boulevard on the north side.  As part of his January-October 1986 survey of historic bridges in Mississippi, Jack D. Elliott, Jr. surveyed … Continue reading

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