Hip-Roof Cottages, Meridian

Hidden on the edge of the road by thick woods today, these utilitarian hip-roof/pyramidal cottages are some of the last surviving examples of a vernacular style that was once widespread among the African-American communities of the coastal counties, as well as many areas of the state.

Because of their isolation, there is not a good way to photograph them other than showing them in their present state. They will eventually succumb to the ravages of time, but I think they are very important examples.

2 thoughts on “Hip-Roof Cottages, Meridian

  1. Tal Stanfield

    These small, pyramidal-roofed cottages were also very common in towns around the turn of the century. Particularly in factory/mill housing.


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