Doorway Detail


This is a detail on the doorways at the War Memorial Building in downtown Jackson. It was built under the Works Progress Administration. These doors were hand cast in aluminum and depict different types of war instruments and the year they first came on the scene. It's a beautiful piece of work.

17 comments:

Olivier said...

une belle gravure

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful.
Isn't it amazing that so much that was done under the WPA and CCC works is still around. So well built. MB

JM said...

Well spotted!

B SQUARED said...

Very original. Never seen anything quite like it.

Lois said...

Very nice!

Jack said...

Very interesting. So long as we are spending so much money on "stimulus," I wish some of it were going to projects like this.

brian stout said...

it would be nice to start another WPA and try to combat some of this unemployment! nice workmanship too!

Jacob said...

This looks like Old Ironsides from the Civil War...

It is very well done. Will you show more of the doors?

Halcyon said...

Jacob: I do have more shots of the details. I think I will try to make a collage though. And show the whole door as well. It's quite impressive.

Brian: It would be neat if we could get a new WPA. They made a lot of cool stuff in those days.

VP said...

Are those the Monitor and the Merrimack (or the Virginia)?

Halcyon said...

VP: I have some shots of a real ironsides boat (the USS Cairo) that was pulled from the Mississippi river in the 1960s. It's in pretty good shape and is a really interesting display.

Jacob said...

Thanks for the info...I'd say France, Germany and U.S. is two more countries lived in than most of the folks in the U.S.

Looking forward to more photos!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful shot! Wonder how many "war memorials" are out there ? We've got two.

Boy that redbird the other day was quite a poser!

Kaori said...

I really like all the maple leaves :-D

cieldequimper said...

Très beau travail. J'ai hâte de voir le reste !

EG Wow said...

I like the details in this!

Lynette said...

Great photo! I love that building, totally love it.