Since many of the lucky ones are off work today to recover from too much fun/food in the sun yesterday, it might be the better part of valor for me to just do a post catching y’all up on interesting recent posts in the blogosphere.
June 14, 2010: Marty Kittrell’s post on the Lamar Life Building has some great detail shots of the gargoyles hovering over the street in downtown Jackson.
June 18, 2010: Suzassippi’s Lottabusha County Chronicles takes a look at some interesting sites in Lafayette, Yalobusha, and Calhoun Counties.
June 25, 2010: A thought-provoking essay from The Urbanophile arguing that civic leadership hasn’t disappeared, but has shifted from the bankers and merchant classes to the real estate and development communities.
June 25, 2010: A photo essay of Yazoo City and County from kodachromeguy at Urban Decay
June 28, 2010: Architectural Research’s “Hurricanes, Oil & Architecture” reminds us that before the oil disaster in the Gulf, the oil industry had brought great wealth and many major works of architecture–good and bad–in the Gulf Coast region.
June 28, 2010: Regional Modernism posted a scanned newspaper article (“Mississippi Coast: Lost Moderns“) about the Calongne House in Waveland, and also provides a link to a blog post about the unknown-to-me Bruce Goff house in Gulfport, built in 1958 for the Gutman family and apparently destroyed by fire. Anyone know where this wacky/amazing house was?
June 28, 2010: Suzassippi visits the B.T.C Old-Fashioned Grocery store in Water Valley mentioned in the June 25, 2010 News Roundup and shares her pictures and thoughts. She even tracks down an interesting historic photograph of the building that leaves us with some intriguing questions. Thanks Susan!
July 1, 2010: The National Trust’s blog gives some ideas in “How to turn young adults into preservationists.” The comments to this post provide other interesting perspectives on the issue of bringing the Under-40 crowd into the preservation tent.