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Threefoot

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Threefoot Building, Meridian MS
(This image above we took in 2003)

For many cities, there's at least one landmark structure.  In Meridian, Mississippi, it's the Threefoot Building, built in the late 1920s by the Threefoot brothers ('Threefoot' Americanized by the German 'Dreyfus' as Drey/Drei = three, fus = foot), who had a wholesale grocery business.  The building was completed in 1928 and then...well, then the depression hit.

It's been mostly uninhabited for years and years.  Av especially has been following what's going on with the building, and met some people there a couple of months ago -- they're doing some restoration work -- and took these pic (some from earlier visits):

Threefoot Building, Meridian MS

Threefoot Building Detail, Meridian MS

Threefoot Building, Meridian MS

Threefoot Building, Meridian MS

Threefoot Building, Meridian MS

Threefoot Building, Meridian MS

'This car up':
Threefoot Building, Meridian MS

Threefoot Building, Meridian MS

Threefoot Building, Meridian MS

Threefoot Building, Meridian MS

Some of Amos Jones' art (he's caretaker and has his studio at the building):
Threefoot Building, Meridian MS

Some of the language here not great, but...

Amos Jones and the Threefoot Building from subSIPPI on Vimeo.

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