Tag Archives: Mississippi

Byhalia building details

For those times when a building doesn’t earn my undivided attention for the whole building… And, my personal favorite…what purpose did this sliding window opening serve?

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Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church

Gothic Revival, built 1928, Hazlehurst Mississippi (Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Historic Resources Inventory Database).

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Hot and Cold Running Water

While it did not come from two separate tower locations, “hot and cold running water” was initially advertised as a drawing card in houses, hotels, etc, inside the building.  These water towers were part of the cotton compress system in Ruleville, according … Continue reading

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Bank of Holly Springs: Beaux Arts

The Bank of Holly Springs building, circa 1910, is identified in the MDAH Historic Resource Inventory–the best Internet tool since sliced bread and frozen strawberries–as Beaux Arts style.  Not being familiar with it, I discovered after some sleuthing that it … Continue reading

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Kermie would probably feel right at home today in Mississippi–it has been raining for over a week, and when it stops, the sound of the frogs is almost deafening.  Nothing like a little water to get a frog all excited. … Continue reading

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The Gong Company Merigold downtown

The Gong Company building in downtown Merigold is estimated by MDAH to be circa 1925.  Kit Gong came to the US in 1959 according to an oral interview with Delta State University (2000).  The 1940 Fidelis includes an ad reading: The Gong … Continue reading

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101 Places in Mississippi: Lafayette County Courthouse

The original Lafayette County courthouse was burned by Union troops in 1864.  The current courthouse, one of the oldest in the state and in continuous use as a courthouse, was built between 1871-1873 .  The courthouse circa 1930 before the building was … Continue reading

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Main Street Pawn

  The precursor to the modern “strip mall” and the Delta is filled with them.  Empty storefronts along Main Streets everywhere signal better times in the past.   As always, I am curious as to what the original purpose of … Continue reading

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Another unidentified building: stairway to where?

This building is next door to the Jefferson County courthouse in Fayette.  I have tried to imagine its uses, as diligent searches have turned up nothing about an unnamed building on Main Street.  Doctor’s office?  Insurance business? There are portions … Continue reading

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Fayette High School

The old Fayette High School was built in 1928, based on the marker at the top of the building.  The building was still in use in 1956, but that is the only information I can locate. The 1956 annual shows … Continue reading

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