There is nothing like a post over at MissPres to get me in research mode. This morning's post was about the Lewman & Co, and included a list of buildings by the company. Included was the Lee County Courthouse in Tupelo, and as luck would have it, I had to go to Tupelo today to work on the needs assessment for our gerontology grant. Add the camera to all the other equipment that I needed!
The building was constructed in 1904 in the Classical Revival style, of stone and copper--I assume the copper was the roof of the dome because that is the only copper I could see--or at least, it appears to be copper. Where is the green? Does Tupelo keep its buildings cleaner than other cities?
I walked the square around the courthouse in the 78 degree (yes, 78 degrees in February) temperature. I confess, as much as I love living on my little Taylor hillside and how convenient it is to get to work, Tupelo made me miss being in a city. I suppose life always has its trade-offs.