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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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Le Droit Building aka International Spy Museum

Washington, DC’s Le Droit Building was constructed in 1875, designed by James McGill in the Italianate commercial style of the period, and intended for office use (nps.gov).  The building was designated a historic landmark through the National Register of Historic … Continue reading

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Tyson Drug Company

Dr. Jasper Butler opened a pharmacy and medical center on this location in the early1800s.  According to the Tyson website, the building was used as a bank for a short while after Dr. Butler’s death.  The bank failed, and pharmacist … Continue reading

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101 Places in Mississippi: Ammadelle

Ammadelle was designed in 1857 by Calvert Vaux, co-designer of Central Park in New York City.  Vaux was more widely known for his landscape architecture, and he also designed the 7-acre site on which Ammadelle sits.  The style is Italianate … Continue reading

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