The Majesty of Eastern Mississippi and the Coast

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Pelican Publishing, 2004 - Architecture - 96 pages

Mississippi is well known for its rich soil and plantation mansions, but the bluffs and prairies of its eastern boundary are often overlooked. Here, Jim Fraiser takes a deeper look at those historical gems of eastern Mississippi and its coast. From
Pascagoula to Tupelo, and Jackson too, the beauty of Mississippi´┐1/2s historic homes shines through Rick Guy´┐1/2s stunning photography.

With each house pictured, readers learn interesting tidbits about the history of the home, the surrounding area, and the owners (or former owners). For those who love architecture, The Majesty of Eastern Mississippi and the Coast will be a wonderful addition to their collections. Several styles are covered, from the elegant Greek Revival of Waverly in West Point to the Colonial Revival style of Ballymere in Pass Christian. Spanning nearly one hundred years, from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, this book has everything. You can even find Hollywood trivia--discover where Robert Mitchum filmed his 1950s film Home from the Hills.
The fantastic images of authentic era refurbishing, interior settings, and antebellum designs portray the influence of the different cultures that collided in the South. From the first page to the last, excellent photography and enthusiastic writing combine to make this a smart selection.

 

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Contents

Foreword
6
Acknowledgments
7
Northeastern Hills
8
TUPELO
10
OXFORD
11
Magnolia Grove
13
ABERDEEN
14
The Magnolias
15
The Oaks Boyd House
57
LewisMack House
60
Fairview WarrenGuildSimmons House
61
Eudora Welty House
63
LAUREL
64
John Lindsey House
66
Jones County Courthouse
67
HATTIESBURG
68

Lenoir Plantation House
18
STARKVILLE
19
WEST POINT
20
COLUMBUS
23
Themerlaine Fort House
24
Rosedale
25
White Arches
27
Stephen D Lee Home
28
Leighcrest
29
Twelve Gables
31
The Heartland
32
ElsonDudley House
35
MADISON
37
CANTON
39
JACKSON
40
Governors Mansion
41
Old Capitol
43
New Capitol
45
Lamar Life Building
47
St Andrews Episcopal Cathedral
48
CliftonBurwell House
50
MillsapsBuie House
51
Garner Wynn Green House
53
VirdenFagan House
54
The Manship House Museum
55
Turner House
69
Gulf Coast
70
Loeber House
71
PlauchÚGray House Marion Oaks
72
Spanish Customs House
73
OtisGreen House
74
McDonald House
75
MonetBreath House
76
PASS CHRISTIAN
77
The Castle
78
SaucierPratt House
79
Ballymere
82
LegierFrye House
83
McCutcheonEwing House
84
LakeDennis Home
85
GULFPORT
86
BILOXI
87
Biloxi Lighthouse
89
BrunetFourchy House
90
OCEAN SPRINGS
91
OKeefe House
92
HanseyDickey House
93
PASCAGOULA
94
The Laypersons Guide to Mississippi Architectural Styles and Terms
95
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About the author (2004)

JIM FRAISER is a federal administrative law judge and a law school and college instructor. He is a freelance journalist/photographer and has written regularly for various Mississippi publications. A professional actor and director, Fraiser is a member of the Screen Actor's Guild.

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