I know lots of people claim to be eager to see the death of paper news, that old dinosaur, delivered to your door each morning to be read with a good, healthy breakfast. They say that the internet can take the place… Read More ›
Archive for June 2009
Some of you who are members of the National Trust might have gotten an e-mail last week titled “Help Pass the Energy Bill.” Before I even saw that e-mail, this headline popped up on my computer screen “Drop the National… Read More ›
Since I’ve been wandering around other people’s online archives this week, I want to bring it back home and mention MDAH’s growing digital archive. Those of you who don’t spend each and every day checking the MDAH website for new features… Read More ›
I got a notice the other day that the North Carolina Architects and Builders Biographical Dictionary has just gone public online. You should check it out–it’s very intuitive and easy to navigate and you can follow the links wherever they… Read More ›
One of my faithful readers sent along this new electronic newsletter–or e-zine to hipsters like me–put out by MDAH’s Historic Preservation Division. It’s called Preservation Press, and its inaugural issue opens with a statement of purpose: The Historic Preservation Division of… Read More ›
Although I haven’t seen anything online about it yet, I’ve heard from a reliable source that Catherine Hall (1906) at Mississippi Industrial College in Holly Springs suffered a partial collapse during a bad storm last week. Those of you who have… Read More ›
While we’re on the subject of unexpected architectural commentary, I recently discovered a short, but dense little book called The End of an Age by historian John Lukacs. Lukacs has written extensively about European history, especially World War II (having… Read More ›
Oh, did I not mention that the winner of last week’s Name This Place contest would win a virtual trip? Whoopsie! Well, it shouldn’t really matter, right? After all, I recently was told by a person with some authority in Mississippi’s preservation world (not because… Read More ›
To play this exciting game, see The Rules. The Standings So Far: tsj1957: 2 points, Carunzel: 1 point, Everyone Else: 0 points Hint: This building is from a completely different century than yesterday’s building.
I don’t know if any of you saw this article in Sunday’s Clarion-Ledger (“When Art Offends,” June 7, 2009) about the awkwardness of the Depression-era mural in Jackson’s federal courthouse–what to do about the stereotypical and degrading depictions of the black characters in… Read More ›
To be a part of this exciting game, see The Rules. Hint: This photo, with caption appeared in a Preservation in Mississippi post in March, 2009.
I heard this story on NPR today about the keepers of the old Evergreen Cemetery in Brooklyn (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=105082304). They interviewed a man whose father had worked there and who now follows in his footsteps tending to the cemetery. He knew all… Read More ›
Those of you who love both military history (and really, what’s not to love about guns and tanks and troop movements?) and museums have probably already checked out the Mississippi Armed Forced Museum at Camp Shelby. Camp Shelby, of course, has been… Read More ›
Well, I should know better than to write a positive post because sure enough, there’s always bad news following behind it. That’s why I tell kids, “Be a pessimist–you’ll never be disappointed!” Anyway, after yesterday’s good news about the Mannsdale-Livingston… Read More ›
I know, I know, most people, including me, don’t equate the upscale suburban sprawl that is Madison County with preservation, but in fact, the preservationists who have banded together to protect the rural community of Mannsdale-Livingston, now being pulled into… Read More ›