Per the photographer who calls himself johnnyurban:
"For whatever reason I was drawn to this 1947 Moderne building in downtown Meridian. After doing some research, it turns out this was the 1st air conditioned building in the state. The wraparound windows are striking, and the contrasting facade depths also add interest. There's a great vertical neon sign on the opposite side of the left white edge that announces the original tenant, the Vise Clinic. The green marble is reminiscent of the Barcleona[sic]* Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe. It feels odd to be admiring these kinds of buildings, but Mid-Century is the new Art Deco in 2009."