An article in the New York Times discussing the growing movement to retain old windows.
Archive for July 2011
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History announced the recipients of the Mississippi Civil Rights Historical Sites grant on their website this week. These applications were due back in the Spring (I thought for sure I had announced them here… Read More ›
JRGordon’s mention of the planned renovations of the Lamar County Courthouse in Monday’s News Roundup gave me the perfect opportunity to jump back into blogging after lounging about while Susassippi and JR took over the last couple of weeks. A few… Read More ›
The West Jackson blog has an update on the Capitol Street Methodist Church and plans for its demolition.
The Blog of the Preservation Research Office has an interesting post entitled “Destroying Modern Architecture in St. Louis” regarding the St. Louis Pruitt Igoe Housing Project among other St. Louis modern architecture icons. The post discusses some of the issues… Read More ›
Martin Seigrist and Susan Allen split the 4 points on this morning’s place – which was J.R. Gordon’s 1903 Wilkinson County Courthouse in Woodville. One more detail shot to work out and later I’ll crown our winner!
Yesterday afternoon’s photo was of the Tippah County Courthouse in Ripley (correctly IDed by MartinSeigrist) which was designed by N.W. Overstreet (thanks SusanAllen) and built in 1928 (CRPIII). Here’s how the standings look going into this final day of competition… Read More ›
Susan Allen snagged another 4 points for knowing that this morning’s photo was the Simpson County Courthouse in Mendenhall (Andrew Bryan, 1907). This afternoon, I bring you another detail shot:
Taborian Hospital and the Delta Health Center: The role of health care in social change and community empowerment
The Mississippi unit of the Sir Knights and Daughters of the Tabor was established in 1889 for the purpose of providing insurance–burial, life, and health care (Hodding Carter, Saturday Evening Post, February 23, 1946). Membership in 1946 had increased to… Read More ›
Charles Banks, already a successful businessman in Clarksdale, moved to Mound Bayou with the plan of greater accomplishments in the all-black town. Banks quickly became involved in the community, both politically and economically, and worked with Booker T. Washington and Tuskegee. Although… Read More ›
Our friend Susan James of Suzassippi’s Lottabusha County Chronicles blog will be taking a turn as a guest contributor on MissPres this week sharing her thoughts about the African-American town of Mound Bayou in the Delta. I know you’ll all enjoy learning… Read More ›
Great news! Google Books has all Old House Journals online and easily searched, from the very earliest typed copies in 1975 to today!