More reports trickle in from the around the state as Isaac has finally trundled off, except for a couple of feeder bands that soaked me late Thursday night as I tried to walk my dog. Thomas Rosell sent in a… Read More ›
Archive for August 2012
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On this 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we think of our friends and landmarks on the Gulf Coast and hope to see them on the other side of Hurricane Isaac. Meanwhile, we pause to remember another one of our landmarks… Read More ›
Senatobia High School was constructed in 1938, apparently as a project of the Works Progress Administration (National Register of Historic Places nomination form, John L. Hopkins, 1993). The Art Moderne auditorium is located on the approximate original site of the… Read More ›
Time for another MissPres Architectural Word of the Week. As we move right along through the alphabet, you can check out our past words here. This week’s word is a Gothic and Renaissance (both original and revival) architecture staple, but… Read More ›
Pascagoula, better known for its colonial-period Old Spanish Fort (aka De le Pointe-Krebs House), actually has some really interesting mid-20th-century buildings for the architectural explorer to examine. The commercial strip on Delmas Avenue in particular, although partially covered as a downtown “mall” as part of an urban renewal scheme in the 1970s, still has a few nicely done Modernist storefronts.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 43 years since Hurricane Camille. Follow this link to the Camille 30th Anniversary study compiled by the University of Colorado Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Center for Science and Technology Policy… Read More ›
Forty-three years ago today, Mississippi lost one of its handful of Frank Lloyd Wright designs, a house in Pass Christian known as the Fuller House. Located at 317 Sandy Hook Drive, the house, designed in 1951, was considered part of… Read More ›
MissPres reader Matthew sent me a heads-up last week about the Mississippi and Skuna Valley Railroad (1925-2008), which operated primarily as a lumber line between Coffeeville and Bruce, Mississippi until 2008. The 22-mile line is currently being torn up after… Read More ›
Dockery Farms, number three in the Delta regional poll for the 101 Places in Mississippi to see before you die, was established in 1895 “to produce cotton, America’s biggest export at the time” (DockeryFarms.org). Located on Highway 8 between Cleveland… Read More ›
Thomas Rosell remarked after yesterday’s post that there is a difference between gargoyles and grotesques, namely that gargoyles serve a function as a downspout, while grotesques are, well, I guess “ornamental” may not be the best term, but mainly their… Read More ›
Another building that failed to make the final 101 Places in Mississippi to see before you die list is St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Sardis. It took only 1% of the vote in the Holly Springs/Oxford area of the… Read More ›
Details of revised plans for a million dollar 22-story office building, towering more than 100 feet above any structure in Jackson, and to be built by the Enochs and Flowers interests and the Paul Chambers and associated interests, were announced last night.