Historic Architecture in Mississippi - Mary Wallace Crocker - 1974 Edition, Second Printing
To locate historic buildings in Mississippi, to photograph them, to find relevant references and to write about the structures could be a life time project... Mary Wallace Crocker
It took writer and photographer, Mary Wallace Crocker four years to put this book of Mississippi's historic architecture together. From 1969-1973, Mary explored the state via county, city and township looking at the architecturally significant details of all manner of homes. From humble cottages to grand estates, including both interiors and exteriors, she focused on houses and community buildings that were important for at least one of three factors... their architectural significance, their relationship to a historic event or the noteworthiness of a previous resident. Mary is quick to point out in the introduction that the old-timers are dying, and with them the intimate real-life stories that resonated from these houses. It was her intention with this book to accurately preserve the attributes, artisans and occupants that made up the history and the landscape that is uniquely Mississippi.
One of the things that is most fascinating about this book is the way in which Mary captures the details of each property. Acting as a tour guide of sorts, she shares the interesting history, architecture and atmosphere of each property. Fascinating for history lovers, architecture enthusiasts and anyone curious about family lives of the past, this book illustrates why and how telling the stories of Mississippi's old houses is so important to the conversation in our modern world.
- 194 pages
- contains over 300 black and white photographs throughout
- includes a detailed bibliography and source notes at the end of each chapter for further research and study
- coffee table-size book
In beautiful vintage condition. Contains original, unclipped dust jacket. All interior pages are clean, bright and unmarked. There is some chippiness to the top edge of the dust jacket (mostly occurring on the back side of the book.
Measure 9.25" inches (width) x 11.75" inches (length)x 1" inch (thickness) and weighs just under 3lbs.