Ok, I’ve finally scrounged up photos of all the projects given grants in MDAH’s latest round of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant program. I always find it helpful to put a picture with the dollar amount so that I can get a better understanding of what the grant will do.
To save your computers from crashing, I’ve crushed these down to the smallest level possible, but if you click on one, you should get a larger view. Most are courtesy MDAH from the actual grant applications (I have noted those contributed by MissPresers Joseph A and W. White). Surprisingly few of the grant photos are good quality, so a challenge goes out to all the shutterbug MissPres readers–go find these buildings and share some better pictures with us so we can appreciate these landmarks better!
Col. William P. Rogers Civil War Statue, Corinth, Alcorn County—$19,800
–For repair and restoration of the Confederate monument.
Curlee-Veranda House, Corinth, Alcorn County—$266,000
Built 1860, National Historic Landmark
–For restoration of the exterior of the house.
Bolivar County Courthouse, Rosedale, Bolivar County—$300,000
Built 1922-24, Kramer & Lindsley, archts; S.W. Leard, contractor
–For repair and stabilization of the courthouse wall and foundation.
Carrollton Town Hall, Carrollton, Carroll County—$26,100
Built c.1896, listed on National Register as part of the Carrollton Historic District
–For the stabilization and restoration of the back three walls of the building.
(Old) West Clay Agricultural High School, Pheba, Clay County—$51,170
Built 1912, listed on National Register, rare surviving AHS
–For interior rehabilitation of the first floor.
Governor A. M. Scott Monument, Jackson, Hinds County—$4,000
–For stabilization of the monument.
Lowry-Flannegan House, Jackson, Hinds County—$92,928
Built c.1870 (possibly antebellum)
–For exterior restoration.
Prentiss Institute Rosenwald School, Prentiss, Jefferson Davis County—$164,000
Built 1926, Malcolm La Branche, builder
–For exterior and interior renovations.
Ventress Hall (Old Geology), University, Lafayette County—$40,724
Built 1889, National Historic Landmark
–For repair and restoration of the stained glass window.
(Old) Matty Hersee Hospital, Meridian, Lauderdale County—$300,000
Built 1923 as East Mississippi Charity Hospital, Burt Stuart, archt.; Hancock & McArthur, contractors
–For asbestos abatement.
(Old) Carthage Elementary School, Carthage, Leake County—$134,400
Built 1938, James M. Spain, archt.
–For preservation of the building.
Elizabeth Cottage, Brookhaven, Lincoln County—$98,260
Built 1913, listed on National Register as part of Downtown Brookhaven Historic District
–For stabilization of structural components and restoration of exterior architectural features.
Tennessee Williams House, Columbus, Lowndes County—$108,000
Built 1896, listed on National Register
–For repair of floor and framing, reproduction of fireplaces and chimneys, and removal of roof.
em>–I have no picture of this very prominent building. I am ashamed.
Amory (Old) National Guard Armory Re-roofing Project, Amory, Monroe County—$132,775
Built 1939, N.W. Overstreet & A.H. Town, archts.
–For roof replacement.
Liberty-White Depot Museum, Summit, Pike County—$56,843
–For restoration of depot.
Tallahatchie County Courthouse, Sumner, Tallahatchie County—$205,000
Built 1902, William S. Hull, archt.; W.S. and F.B. Hull, builders
–For replication of windows and doors.
Categories: Amory, Brookhaven, Carrollton, Carthage, Columbus, Corinth, Courthouses, Depots, Grants, Historic Preservation, Hospitals, Jackson, Meridian, Oxford, Rosedale, Schools, Summit, Sumner, Universities/Colleges