Tuesday, July 24, 2007

What are your favorite Mississippi buildings?

The AIA/Mississippi has a poll at their website, where you can vote for your five favorite Mississippi buildings. Since I am QUITE CERTAIN that the LRMA building is one of your favorites, I recommend visiting and voting: AIA/Mississippi. Look at bottom left for the "vote now" button. You'll click "add to favorites" for up to five buildings, then click on "vote now." Easy-peasy.

Vote early, vote often!

From our handbook:

Located on a broad, tree-lined avenue among turn-of-the-century homes near the center of town, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art is a Georgian Revival structure designed by New Orleans architect Rathbone deBuys. Large, double-hung sash windows accentuate an exterior of local brick with Indiana limestone. The slender, attenuated metal columns in front were made locally by the Laurel Machine and Foundry Company.

The interior of the building utilized the expertise of the Chicago interior design firm of Watson and Walton. The walls are paneled in quarter-sawn golden oak, accented by handwrought ironwork by Samuel Yellin and a ceiling of handmolded plaster. Cork floors are found throughout the Museum.

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