Category Archives: University of Mississippi

Hilgard Cut

Like most stories, there is a lot more behind Hilgard Cut and the University Avenue bridge over it than is evident by this marker.  I discovered quite by accident that the bridge was a New Deal Administration construction, and in … Continue reading

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Hume-Fogg Academic High School

The imposing Gothic Revival Hume-Fogg Academic High School occupies the block of Broadway between Rosa Parks Boulevard and 7th Avenue in Nashville.  Architects William B. Ittner and Robert S. Sharp designed the four-story building constructed of native white stone by … Continue reading

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Randy Bakes “Fancy Party Cookies”

Last year at work, Rand participated in the Christmas Cookie Exchange.  I baked his cookies for him, and scanned my mother’s well-worn and well-loved sugar cookie recipe.  In their exchange, they gift 2 cookies per person of all the cookies … Continue reading

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Oxford’s first Pride parade

LOU (Lafayette-Oxford-University) held the first-ever local Pride parade Saturday afternoon.  Like any event on the Oxford Square, it was festive and well-attended.  Supporters of equality for all people lined the route and cheered when the parade marchers reached the Square … Continue reading

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University Museum Rock Sculpture

While over at the University to make photos of the Walton-Young house for Preservation in Mississippi, I noticed the tortoise-like sculpture.  It has been a few years since I was last in this building for a class, and I don’t … Continue reading

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Meek Hall: Midcentury Modernism

Meek Hall, currently home to the Art Department, was constructed in 1960, and designed by R. W. Naef, one of the architects who designed a number of buildings on the campus of the University of Mississippi (Mississippi Department of Archives … Continue reading

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George Street House: Y Tracery and a little history

George Street House…for the past ten years, I have thought of it as the house on George Street…and while I confess to wondering why this was George Street, there are stranger names on campus.  George Street House was built in 1914 … Continue reading

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The Circle at University of Mississippi

Not long ago, Malvaney over at Preservation in Mississippi asked for a picture of the Circle as an entity, rather than separate buildings.  Try as I might, my equipment, the lighting, and the timing has not permitted me to do … Continue reading

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