Category Archives: Modernism

Why I sometimes see things others don’t…

Not long ago, I posted about this sculpture, which to me looked like a dancer with ocean waves and a bird soaring overhead. On a recent return to the park, I approached the sculpture from the opposite side, and fish … Continue reading

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Dancing with an albatross

In another of the unmarked sculptures at Lamar Park, I have been unable to locate the artist and the title. Ya’ll know what that means. I will be talking about standpoints again. Somewhere along the way in my MSW education, … Continue reading

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Mid-Century for Mid-Week

I love mid-century modern decor, especially in someone else’s house.

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Terrezza: Optical Optics

We were due to depart Fort Pickens Campground Saturday morning, and had been able to arrange an appointment to get the vent fan cover replaced on Friday–a half hour job. We had planned to visit the Pensacola Historic District while … Continue reading

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Breaking News 1935: Morales Building Breaks

One of the blogs I enjoy is Darius Bryjka’s Mesker Brothers: Storefronts of America. Mississippi has preserved many of their buildings with iron storefronts and other metal details and when I began to see so many of them in the … Continue reading

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Yorktown Art Deco shape: Edwin M. Knowles ‘flower pots’

I picked up this plate somewhere back in Texas, intrigued by the lovely shape and colorful design. For years, it was displayed on an easel on the buffet. The move to Mississippi took its toll on a lot of things, … Continue reading

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Serta Smart Layers: The Executive Air Chair

Okay, this is totally not a sponsored post–I do not even know how people get to do those and get freebies or money. I just know I am so happy to be sitting in this chair right now, and I … Continue reading

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Corners in architecture: Canted, chamfered, and rounded

I have this thing for corners that are rounded, canted, or chamfered, especially door and window entrances. I really learned to appreciate them through Preservation in Mississippi. Apparently, though, I have liked them for a long time, since I took … Continue reading

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Architectural Twin: The Queens Theatre

The Queens opened in 1907, an architectural twin to the one on the other end of the block: Hicks Theatre, renamed Gielgud in 1994. See the comparison: One could be excused for thinking “twins?” The obvious similarities are the corner … Continue reading

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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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