I know you’re all pondering yesterday’s ponderous post, so today I thought I’d go easy on you with just a couple of pictures. Besides that, my snug little historic house in Fondren is currently suffering a drought of sorts, due to the 70+ water mains that have broken in Jackson because of the recent extended freeze (and long periods of infrastructure stagnation), so I’m not quite up to my usual energetic and witty repartee.
I came across this postcard of the Mississippi Coliseum on eBay recently and decided I must have it to share with all my MissPres readers. In addition to the beautiful full-color photo, it came with its own caption, so I don’t even have to do any research, except to tell you that the architects were Jones & Haas of Jackson, who also designed the Livestock Pavilions on the fairgrounds as well as assorted 1950s and 60s schools around the state.
There is some discussion about tearing the Coliseum down, or at least building a downtown arena to use for sporting events and presumably large concerts. For that point of view, see the Downtown Jackson Partners post: “Arena Update, Part 1.“