John C. Wicks House, Aberdeen, Mississippi, by Sherry Pace
Sherry Pace, a self-taught Mississippi photographer, has published her first book, Victorian Houses of Mississippi, through the University Press of Mississippi. The book showcases 143 houses that exemplify Victorian tastes in residential design.
Architectural historian Richard J. Cawthon summarizes the history of Mississippi's late Victorian residential architecture and provides captions for Sherry Pace's photographs. The houses depicted exemplify the Italianate, the Queen Anne, the Gothic Revival, the Second Empire, and the Shingle styles. Many of Mississippi's major towns and cities are represented, and all of the homes in Victorian Houses of Mississippi are documented by the Historic Preservation Division of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Pace already has a contract for a second book focusing on Mississippi's historic churches. It will be in the same format at this book.