Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vicksburg, MS - Margaret's Grocery

"A postmodern medieval necropolis designed by a Tuscan Hindu architect."

- William Arnett from "Souls Grown Deep: African American Vernacular Art" Vol. 2

Once a grocery store, now a monument of genius folk architecture.
Margaret Rogers' first husband was murdered by robbers in their grocery store. She met and married her second husband, Reverend H.D. Dennis, in 1984. Rev. Dennis, who conducts church in the school bus outside, promised to turn her store into a palace.


  1. I love that you got some quality time with Margaret. The Rev rather terrorized my daughters, but Margaret kindly and gently put them at ease.

  2. Thanks you for finding and recording my great Aunt Margaret Dennis. Many people appreciated the Folk Art and Gospel words her and Rev. Dennis would share with people who stopped to visit them.