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Biggs, Thomas Jones (b.1912 - d.1999)
Architect, Jackson, MS
Born in Earle, Arkansas, Biggs and his family had moved to Jackson by the 1920s, where he attended Central High School and also was a neighbor of R.W. NAEF. He attended college at Georgia Tech, graduating with a B.S. in Architecture in 1933. His early career, hampered by the Great Depression, was characterized by a variety of jobs in various locations. Upon graduation, he worked with A. HAYS TOWN on the first HABS documentation team in Mississippi, 1933-34. From 1934-1935, he was employed by the Emergency Relief Administration (ERA) as a "structural designer." He also worked for the Resettlement Administration office in Jackson, MS, as a construction supervisor and then in Little Rock, Ark. as a draftsman and architect from 1935-1937. From 1937-1938, he worked briefly for Horace W. Peaslee, in Washington DC and for Alan Kamstra in New York City as a draftsman and designer. He moved back to Jackson in 1938, where he got married and began working as a draftsman and designer for R.W. NAEF. While in this office, he met his future partner, HARRY WEIR, who was also a draftsman. He apparently joined the Army Corps of Engineers in 1938, and was called to active service in Nov. 1940. His duties during WWII included work on the construction of the Pentagon, area engineer for the Woodrow Wilson General Hospital in Staunton, VA, and engineer for the construction of Reading (PA) Air Field, Aberdeen Proving Ground and Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland. He resigned from active duty in 1946 (remaining in the Reserves) and formed BIGGS, WEIR, & CHANDLER in Jackson with HARRY E. WEIR and Sidney Chandler (engineer) in 1946. President of the Mississippi Art Association, 1948-49. Served on Planning Commission for City of Jackson in 1950 and as president of the MS AIA in 1952. Three children by 1956, with office at 336 Meadowbrook Rd., and home at 3734 N. State St. Attended classes at MIT in 1960 and taught many architectural seminars over his years of practice, including at Tulane University and an annual workshop for architecture teachers in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Advanced to A.I.A Fellow in 1963 for his public service to the A.I.A. see BIGGS, WEIR, and BIGGS, WEIR, CHASTAIN, successor firms. See also American Architects Directory, 1956.
DateInventory#Name of PropertyRoleDescription of WorkLocation
D1963-65049-JAC-4739DesignerOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1964049-JAC-4723DesignerOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1964-65049-JAC-7114DesignerOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1966-67049-JAC-7118.1DesignerOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1971-73049-JAC-4737DesignerOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1976-78049-JAC-0191DesignerOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.


Biggs, Weir
Architect, Jackson, MS
Firm composed of THOMAS JONES BIGGS and HARRY E. WEIR. Some of the records of this firm are contained in the Biggs, Weir, Chastain collection at Special Collections, MSU. See also BIGGS, WEIR & CHANDLER, and BIGGS, WEIR & CHASTAIN
DateInventory#Name of PropertyRoleDescription of WorkLocation
D1973049-RAY-0903Architect for additionsAnnexRaymond, Hinds Co.
D1973087-CBS-3009-NRD-MLArchitectrenovationsColumbus, Lowndes Co.
D1974049-RAY-0905-MLArchitectInterior alterationsRaymond, Hinds Co.
D1976035-HAT-4051-DNCArchitectOriginal buildingHattiesburg, Forrest Co.
D1976-78049-JAC-0191ArchitectsOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1977049-RAY-0927ArchitectOriginal buildingRaymond, Hinds Co.


Biggs, Weir & Chandler (1946-c.1955)
Architecture Firm, Jackson, MS
Firm composed of THOMAS J. BIGGS, HARRY E. WEIR, and Sydney Chandler (engineer). Offices in 1955 at 336 Meadowbrook Road, Jackson. THOMAS HENRY SMITH worked for this firm in the late 1950s. Some of the records of this firm are contained in the Biggs, Weir, Chastain collection at Special Collections, MSU. See also BIGGS, WEIR.
DateInventory#Name of PropertyRoleDescription of WorkLocation
Dno fileArchitect
Dno fileArchitect
D1947049-JAC-6098.2-NRD-MLArchitectField house additionJackson, Hinds Co.
D1949049-JAC-0169-XArchitectRemodelling (236 E. Capitol)Jackson, Hinds Co.
D1949-50045-BSL-1470.2ArchitectOriginal BuildingBay St. Louis, Hancock Co.
D1949049-JAC-3026Architectswimming pool and pool houseJackson, Hinds Co.
D1949049-JAC-3015-XArchitectFoundation reconstructionJackson, Hinds Co.
D1949-1950127-MGE-4900-MLArchitect--AssociateHospital Expansion ProgramMagee vic., Simpson Co.
D1949151-HLN-0034ArchitectOriginal buildingHollandale, Washington Co.
D1950153-WAY-0087ArchitectOriginal buildingWaynesboro, Wayne Co.
D1950049-JAC-5129.3-NRDArchitectPlayhouseJackson, Hinds Co.
Dc.1950049-JAC-3011-MLArchitectMaster PlanJackson, Hinds Co.
D1950079-CRT-0186-NRDArchitectOriginal buildingCarthage, Leake Co.
D1950049-JAC-4041-XArchitectOriginal structureJackson, Hinds Co.
Dc.1950049-JAC-3026.6ArchitectOriginal building/poolJackson, Hinds Co.
D1951049-JAC-3117ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1952089-CAN-0545ArchitectOriginal buildingCanton, Madison Co.
D1952049-JAC-7125-XArchitectOriginal BuildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1953049-JAC-7042-NRDArchitectOriginal BuildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1953049-JAC-0064-NRDArchitectInterior and storefront renovationsJackson, Hinds Co.
D1953049-JAC-0207-NRDArchitectoffice remodellingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1953127-MGE-4912Architect--AssociateOriginal buildingMagee vic., Simpson Co.
D1954049-JAC-3119ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1954-56049-JAC-7123ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1954049-JAC-7105ArchitectRemodelingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1954049-JAC-7182.4-XArchitectOriginal BuildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1954049-JAC-7123ArchitectBomar's Shoes additionJackson, Hinds Co.
D1954049-JAC-0169-XArchitectRemodelling (238 E. Capitol)Jackson, Hinds Co.
D1955049-JAC-0014.2-NRDArchitectAddition facing West StreetJackson, Hinds Co.
D1955049-JAC-7124ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1955049-JAC-0066-NRDArchitectRemodellingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1955049-JAC-0658-XArchitectOriginal BuildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1955049-JAC-7135ArchitectOriginal BuildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1955049-JAC-0065-NRDArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1955-60049-JAC-0095.1-NR-MLArchitect--Joint VentureRenovation, addition of pool/parking, lobby remodellingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1956047-BLX-1169.2-XArchitectOriginal buildingBiloxi, Harrison Co.
D1957049-JAC-7181.11ArchitectOriginal BuildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1957049-JAC-0043.2-NRDArchitectStore alterations/additionsJackson, Hinds Co.
D1957049-JAC-0310-XArchitectAlterations/Additions, 121 N. LamarJackson, Hinds Co.
D1957-58149-VKS-0970ArchitectOriginal buildingVicksburg, Warren Co.
D1957-59149-VKS-3196ArchitectOriginal buildingVicksburg, Warren Co.
D1957047-BLX-0029-NRDArchitectMotor Hotel additionBiloxi, Harrison Co.
D1957049-JAC-7086ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1958053-BLZ-0024ArchitectOriginal buildingBelzoni, Humphreys Co.
D1958049-JAC-0131-XArchitectStore remodeling--140 E. CapitolJackson, Hinds Co.
D1958049-JAC-4053ArchitectOriginal BuildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1958049-BOL-0016ArchitectOriginal buildingBolton, Hinds Co.
D1958049-JAC-4525ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1959-60035-HAT-4041-DNCArchitectOriginal buildingHattiesburg, Forrest Co.
D1959049-JAC-7128ArchitectOriginal BuildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1960011-CLE-0923-XArchitectOriginal buildingCleveland, Bolivar Co.
D1960011-CLE-0917ArchitectOriginal buildingCleveland, Bolivar Co.
D1960011-CLE-0935-XArchitectOriginal buildingCleveland, Bolivar Co.
D1960049-JAC-4566ArchitectOriginal BuildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1960083-ITA-4909ArchitectOriginal buildingItta Bena vic., Leflore Co.
D1960-61049-JAC-7116.3ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Calhoun Co.
D1960-62049-CLN-0185ArchitectOriginal buildingClinton, Hinds Co.
D1960049-JAC-3216-XArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1960049-JAC-3117ArchitectAdditionsJackson, Hinds Co.
D1962035-HAT-4031-XArchitect--Joint VentureOriginal buildingHattiesburg, Forrest Co.
D1962049-JAC-4777ArchitectOriginal BuildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1962049-JAC-7123.1-NR-XArchitect1962 BuildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1964-65049-JAC-7114ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1964011-CLE-0909-MLArchitectBrick veneer exteriorCleveland, Bolivar Co.
D1964095-AMR-0033Architect--Joint VentureOriginal buildingAmory, Monroe Co.
D1964049-JAC-4723Architect--Joint VentureOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1971-73049-JAC-4737ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.


Biggs, Weir & Chastain (1970-1971)
Architecture Firm, Jackson, MS
DateInventory#Name of PropertyRoleDescription of WorkLocation
D1961049-JAC-7116ArchitectSchool of NursingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1962049-JAC-0004-NRD-MLArchitectRemodelingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1962049-JAC-7123ArchitectMcRaes addition (II)Jackson, Hinds Co.
D1963049-JAC-0913ArchitectAlterations/AdditionsJackson, Hinds Co.
D1964049-JAC-7147ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1964149-VKS-0930ArchitectAlterations/AdditionsVicksburg, Warren Co.
D1965049-JAC-7116ArchitectChapel and ConventJackson, Hinds Co.
D1970-71049-JAC-0910ArchitectsOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1971-72049-JAC-4520Architect--Joint VentureRenovations for "Educational Plaza" (open plan school)Jackson, Hinds Co.


Biggs, Weir, Neal & Chastain (1961-1970)
Architecture Firm, Jackson, MS
Successor firm to BIGGS, WEIR, & CHANDLER. Consisted of THOMAS BIGGS, HARRY E. WEIR, E.F. NEAL, JAMES G. CHASTAIN. Later firm was and BIGGS, NEAL & CHASTAIN.
DateInventory#Name of PropertyRoleDescription of WorkLocation
D1963-65049-JAC-4739ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1964011-CLE-0908-XArchitectExterior stairsCleveland, Bolivar Co.
D1965-66049-JAC-7138ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
Dc.1965049-JAC-4543-XArchitectOffice and Manufacturing AdditionJackson, Hinds Co.
D1965011-CLE-0932ArchitectOriginal buildingCleveland, Bolivar Co.
D1965-67049-JAC-4738ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
Dc.1965049-JAC-0918ArchitectRenovationJackson, Hinds Co.
D1966-67049-JAC-7118.1ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1966011-CLE-0928-XArchitectOriginal buildingCleveland, Bolivar Co.
Dc.1967035-HAT-4041-DNCArchitectAdditionHattiesburg, Forrest Co.
D1969-72049-JAC-0289Architect--AssociateOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1969011-CLE-0950ArchitectOriginal buildingCleveland, Bolivar Co.
D1970011-CLE-0929ArchitectOriginal buildingCleveland, Bolivar Co.
D1970049-JAC-4568.1ArchitectOriginal buildingJackson, Hinds Co.
D1971no fileArchitectOriginal buildingUtica vic., Copiah Co.