Category Archives: brick work

Morton’s Gatehouse, Lambeth Palace

In Survey of London: Volume 23, Lambeth: South Bank and Vauxhall (Roberts, H., & Godfrey, W. H., Eds. (1951). Lambeth Palace, 81-103.), British History Online provided access to the history of ‘The Gateway or Morton’s Tower’, built 1490-1495 by John Morton, Archbishop of … Continue reading

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Pont Street Mews, St. Saviour’s Church, and Walton Street

Pont Street Mews is a cobble-street cul-de-sac off Walton Street, housing 26 residential properties.  The two and three storey properties were built in 1879.  They were originally constructed as a coach house and/or stable accommodations for the houses on Pont … Continue reading

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Hobson Methodist Episcopal Church, Nashville

The former Hobson church building sits on the corner of Greenwood and Chapel in East Nashville.  I am always a little sad when I see a beautiful building not in use.  The Hobson saga has a long history with it, … 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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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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