Thursday, April 27, 2017

What's Old is New Again

I love to write articles about how people live. I've written about a tree house deep in the woods, a chateau that if you didn't know better you'd think you were in the French countryside instead of rural Madison County, Mississippi, and I've written about log cabins and houseboats. I've written about ordinary homes where folks have done extraordinary things. I think it's human nature to be a bit voyeuristic. Who hasn't looked into a window at night while taking an evening stroll, hoping to catch a glimpse of what a house looks like on the inside?

One of the best ways for an organization to raise funds, and often awareness is by having a tour of homes. Some tours are at Christmas, others in the spring. There are pilgrimages in Natchez and Columbus, Mississippi each year when antebellum homes are opened to the public so folks can see what it was like to live during the days before the Civil War.

Recently, the Mississippi Heritage Trust sponsored a MOD tour, focusing on mid-century modern architecture. One of the homes is known by Jacksonians as the Weiner house, as it was designed by William B. and Samuel G. Weiner.

The home has been purchased and lovingly restored to its original 1951 style by the Busbea family. I had an opportunity to tour the home and write about it for "A Sip of Culture" in The full article, with photos, can be accessed by the link below. I hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I enjoyed writing about it.

1 comment:

  1. I think my Grandfather designed that house? Is it a Leon W. Burton house?