Category Archives: Mississippi

Randolph School-Pass Christian, Mississippi

Harrison County

Built in 1927 for $24,000, this six-teacher type Rosenwald School is in Pass Christian, Mississippi. Hurricane Katrina badly damaged the school, and it was scheduled for demolition which community organizers rallied to get the building saved and restored. It now serves as a senior center. The day I took this photo the parking lot was full, so I was pleased that it’s a building being used.

It is listed as a Mississippi Landmark.

Falkner Monument, Oxford Memorial Cemetery, Mississippi

Oxford, Lafayette County

Sallie Falkner, William Faulkner’s grandmother, is memorialized in relief in Oxford Memorial Cemetery. Based on photos, the sculptor did a great job capturing her. Apparently, his grandfather is on the other side, but I did not catch that when I was taking this photograph. You can imagine me uttering, “Ugh” since I missed it.

This memorial is listed on the Smithsonian’s Save Our Outdoor Sculpture database.

Bethel Presbyterian Church-Alcorn, Mississippi

Located in Alcorn, Mississippi, the congregation was started in 1826. The church was built in the 1840s. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.