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This color picture postcard features a side angle view of the Bay St. Louis City Hall. The building is two stories with white pillars and a porch with white railing on the second floor balcony and stone pillars on the bottom floor porch. The railing of a cupola adorns the roof and a sign identifying the building as City Hall is placed on the siding of the front gable. An empty flagpole is in front of the building and a birdhouse on a pole is to the left of the building. To the far right of the building, a shoo-fly deck surrounds a large oak tree. The back of the postcard identifies the item as a postcard and provides publication information as well as indication of postage stamp placement. The description in the upper left corner reads "CITY HALL AND SHOO-FLY Bay St. Louis, Mississippi The building is an eclectic style of Greek, Roman and Egyptian revival built in 1905. The live oak trees on the grounds that were used for public hangings now shade concerts and civic gatherings. The 'shoo-fly' was added to the grounds in 1992."
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Bay St. Louis, MS
Mississippi State University Libraries, Manuscripts Division, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Gulf Coast Sub-Collection
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Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University