Sunday, November 13, 2011
Yalobusha County Courthouse
The original courthouse in Water Valley (there are two districts in Yalobusha County, with a courthouse in nearby Coffeeville as well) was built in 1896 by the Walter Chamberlin firm out of Knoxville/Birmingham. The building burned in 1912, and was subsequently renovated extensively by architect P. J. Krouse in 1913.
In addition to discovering the courthouse, I also learned that the BTC carries lapsang souchong--one of my favorite teas. I enjoyed a pot this morning, with its smoky aroma and flavor, along with some fresh bread, also scored at the BTC. I also picked up Russian Country (I think that will be my afternoon tea break, along with the sweet potato pie with rosemary crust that found its way into my basket, too), formosa oolong, and some Earl Grey. Long leaf tea reigns!