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Meridian’s Threefoot Building

‘Ya just cannot be from around here (and read Preservation in Mississippi) and not know about the Threefoot Building.  Meridian’s downtown 15-story skyscraper completed in 1930 earned it the title as the tallest building in Mississippi at the time.  Meridian former … Continue reading

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101 Places in Mississippi: Lafayette County Courthouse

The original Lafayette County courthouse was burned by Union troops in 1864.  The current courthouse, one of the oldest in the state and in continuous use as a courthouse, was built between 1871-1873 .  The courthouse circa 1930 before the building was … Continue reading

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101 Places in Mississippi: Ammadelle

Ammadelle was designed in 1857 by Calvert Vaux, co-designer of Central Park in New York City.  Vaux was more widely known for his landscape architecture, and he also designed the 7-acre site on which Ammadelle sits.  The style is Italianate … Continue reading

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