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1955, Robert K. Overstreet for N. W. Overstreet and Associates. 2933 N. State St.

Perhaps the state’s best small-scale modernist building, this is one of only a few extant designs by Robert K. Overstreet, who practiced briefly with his father, N. W. Overstreet, after graduating from the University of Oklahoma under Bruce Goff. Here, Overstreet juxtaposed a one-story unit in front of a two-story section, unifying the composition with the horizontal lines of recessed brick courses and the driveway’s dramatic cantilevered awning.

In its openness and prominent cantilever Kolb’s design compares with the nearby Cups coffeehouse (c. 1958; 2757 Old Canton Road), built as Jackson Steam Laundry. Glass walls on three sides are shaded by the flat roof on steel beams that extends to form a porte-cochere.

Writing Credits

Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller


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Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller, "KOLB’S CLEANERS", [Jackson, Mississippi], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Mississippi, Jennifer V. O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio. With Mary Warren Miller. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2021, 261-261.

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