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The other side of Commerce Street: Aberdeen

The building to the left of the photo, Number 102-104, is circa 1900s.  It features two storefronts divided by an upper level staircase.  Harrison L. Stamm, 1997, described the building’s decorative brick panels along the upper level, topped with brick … Continue reading

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On the road to Aberdeen: Commerce Street

Commerce Street in Aberdeen is eye candy.  Even though they have installed the apparently compulsory awning in historic districts in Mississippi towns, which obscures some of the building details, it is still a lovely street to walk down…or up as … Continue reading

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On the Road to Aberdeen: Elkin Theatre

Aberdeen’s 1937 Elkin Theatre was designed in the Art Deco style by Robert Boller, the architect for 110 theaters in the southeast and midwest (Chuck Van Bibber, cinematreasures.org).  A 1960s remodel reduced the number of seats from 800 to 500. … Continue reading

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