Category Archives: Art Moderne

Bank of Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain, Mississippi is probably most widely known for being home to Blue Mountain College.  The former Bank of Blue Mountain on the corner of Railroad Avenue and Main Street was established in 1905 when the bank purchased the site … 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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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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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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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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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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Plaza Theater Building: Canton, TX

Canton is a short hop off Interstate 20 heading home from Texas to home in Mississippi.  I was already dragging and had stopped to take a little stretch and headed toward downtown.  The Plaza Theater caught my eye–not particularly because … Continue reading

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Van Zandt County Courthouse

I love that I can now spot a New Deal courthouse as soon as I see it!  I was in dire need of a break from driving yesterday, albeit having hardly been on the road at all, and exited at … 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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Historic Pearl High School in Nashville

Long before this beautiful building was constructed, Pearl High School was serving the African American students and community in Nashville.  It was established in 1883 as a grammar school, and the first public school for black students.  In 1897, it … Continue reading

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