Tag Archives: Art Deco

Meridian’s Threefoot Building

‘Ya just cannot be from around here (and read Preservation in Mississippi) and not know about the Threefoot Building.  Meridian’s downtown 15-story skyscraper completed in 1930 earned it the title as the tallest building in Mississippi at the time.  Meridian former … Continue reading

Posted in 101 places in Mississippi, Art Deco architecture, Historic Downtowns, Mississippi | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Frist Center for the Arts, former US Post Office in Nashville

In another of the distinctive and impressive US Post Offices constructed during the depression era of President Roosevelt’s administration, the facility in Nashville was “built in a record 18 months” according to Sanford Meyers on the Architecture Tour by The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

El Dorado Municipal Building

I chanced on this “Classical Revival/Modern Movement” (National Register of Historic Places) Art Deco style building (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program) building in the El Dorado Commercial Historic District quite by accident, even though I was driving directly to the street … Continue reading

Posted in Art Deco architecture, Classical Revival, Modernism | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Old Greyhound Bus Terminal: 1100 New York Avenue

Approaching preservation from the standpoint of sustainability has its followers, and yet, Bill Rees (1998 and 1999) argues …designers, planners, architects, builders have as yet not realized their role in sustainability. (Cooper, 1999). I am not yet ready to argue that … Continue reading

Posted in Art Deco architecture, Art Moderne, DC, Modernism | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

East College Street on the Courthouse Square

I may never be able to leave Holly Springs.  Two buildings on this block drew my eye–the Art Deco building, and the Italianate (or Renaissance Revival, depending on the reference) at the corner.   The nomination form for the National … Continue reading

Posted in Art Deco architecture, Italianate architecture, Mississippi, Renaissance Revival | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Lafayette County Courthouse Lewisville Arkansas

  Lafayette County courthouse in Arkansas was constructed 1940-1942 as a project of the Works Progress Administration.  WPA funded 40% of the $100,000 courthouse (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program).  Architects were Clippard and Vaught.  The courthouse …reflected a restrained interpretation of … Continue reading

Posted in Courthouses, Works Progress Administration | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment