Category Archives: brick work

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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Early Brick Companies of Texas

While photographing the Palo Pinto County Courthouse, I was intrigued with a section of sidewalks bordered by bricks.  I recognized (of course!) Fort Worth and Thurber Brick Company, but the others were new to me: Globe, Palmer, and Standard.  Fort … Continue reading

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“Old” Itta Bena Post Office

Which building do you think was the post office?  According to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the “old post office” was 110 E. Humphreys Street, the red brick, two-story building at the right. They give the date as … Continue reading

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Looking beyond where you were looking

I have been planning a post on the E. L. Young Hotel in Meridian for some time now–ever since I took the photographs back in August.  The Young Hotel was part of the research on the Victor Green travel book–accommodations … Continue reading

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Bay St. Louis’ Modern Hotel

The Weston, Built of Brick, Is Credit to the Whole Coast of Mississippi.  Finely Equipped. The Biloxi Daily Herald, October 18, 1924, reported on the opening of “the fine new hotel built by farsighted business men of Bay St. Louis … Continue reading

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Former Carthage High School and the Leake County Agricultural High School

While the development of the county agricultural system in Mississippi might have made fuller progress toward a state-wide establishment since the first act providing therefore was passed, still, all things considered, the condition at the present day is not such … Continue reading

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1913 Mineral Wells High School

In 1913, the city of Mineral Wells voted a bond issue to build a new high school.  Architect Cornelius Granbery Lancaster designed the building (Beil, 2010) with its “Mission Revival style parapets and polychromatic brickwork along the roofline” (Texas Historical … Continue reading

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Macon Masonic Temple

Less elaborate than Penn Jeffries Krouse’s Masonic Temple in Lexington, nonetheless, this stand alone building has some pleasing qualities to me.  Like many of the temples, it held retail space on the lower floor, and meeting space on the upper … Continue reading

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Historic Courthouse Square in DeWitt

DeWitt, Arkansas is a rarity due to the design of its public square.  Like many small rural communities, the courthouse occupies the center of the square.  What is unique about DeWitt’s square is that it was designed as …a continuous … Continue reading

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Ruston, Louisiana Art Deco High School

The Ruston High School was described, rightfully so, as “an Art Deco gem” (Leighninger, 2007, p. 78).  The National Register of Historic Places nomination form describes is as “among the very best” Art Deco designs in the 40 Louisiana buildings … Continue reading

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