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Lost Churches of Mississippi

Lost Churches of Mississippi

RICHARD J. CAWTHON
Copyright Date: 2010
Pages: 240
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt2tv7mw
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    Lost Churches of Mississippi
    Book Description:

    Lost Churches of Mississippiis a collection of archival photographs, postcards, and drawings of more than one hundred notable churches and synagogues vanquished by fire, disaster, development, or neglect. Constructed primarily from the mid-1800s through the early 1900s, these places of worship were often among the most visually prominent and architecturally striking buildings in Mississippi. Storms, floods, tornadoes, flames, bulldozers, or the disbandment of congregations razed what once was hallowed.

    InLost Churches of Mississippi, architectural historian Richard J. Cawthon reclaims such noteworthy churches as the old St. Paul's Catholic Church in Vicksburg, Bethel Presbyterian Church near Columbus, the old Trinity Episcopal Church in Pass Christian, and the old First Presbyterian Church in Yazoo City. Selections represent over fifty towns and cities throughout the state and are captured in 180 distinctive black-and-white illustrations from several historical archives and other collections.

    Cawthon discusses the architectural features and historical background of each house of worship and provides a brief introduction that illuminates the study of lost buildings, as well as a glossary of architectural terms and an annotated bibliography.Lost Churches of Mississippirescues a cardinal legacy and recognizes a portion of the state's rich architectural and religious heritage.

    eISBN: 978-1-60473-437-9
    Subjects: Architecture and Architectural History, History
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  1. Front Matter (pp. I-IV)
  2. Table of Contents (pp. V-VI)
  3. Preface and Acknowledgments (pp. VII-X)
  4. Introduction (pp. XI-XIV)

    Churches and synagogues are often among the most visually prominent and architecturally interesting buildings in any American community. That is certainly true of the cities and towns of Mississippi. They are often among the most historically interesting buildings as well, but many of the most architecturally and historically interesting religious buildings no longer exist, having been destroyed or remodeled beyond recognition. This book is intended to showcase a selection of some of the more notable of the lost churches and synagogues of Mississippi.

    Lost Churches of Mississippiis primarily a collection of photographs and other illustrations depicting those lost churches,...

  5. LOST CHURCHES of MISSISSIPPI (pp. 1-202)
  6. Notes (pp. 203-209)
  7. Glossary (pp. 210-215)
  8. Bibliography (pp. 216-221)
  9. Illustration Credits (pp. 222-229)
  10. Index (pp. 230-240)