Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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p. v

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Preface and Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-ix

This book is a collection of photographs, postcards, and other images of architecturally interesting old churches and synagogues of Mississippi that no longer stand. One hundred and ten lost churches and synagogues are featured here. This is only a small portion of buildings that could have been included. ...

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Introduction

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pp. xi-xiii

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. ...

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LOST CHURCHES OF MISSISSIPPI

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pp. 1-202

One of the finest Greek Revival churches built in Mississippi was the Methodist Episcopal Church (old First Methodist Church) in Aberdeen. Located at the northwest corner of West Quincy Street (now College Place) and North James Street, it was a rectangular brick building, elevated upon a raised basement and distinguished by an elegant monumental “distyle in muris” portico in the Grecian Ionic order. ...

Notes

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pp. 203-209

Glossary

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pp. 210-215

Bibliography

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pp. 216-221

Illustration Credits

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pp. 222-229

Index

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pp. 230-240