This is the first of a two-part article by Mark Davis of the Pearl River County Historical Society that originally appeared in the PRCHS newsletter, The Historical Reporter, in Septmber 2010. Mark has contributed articles on MissPres before, notably two biographical sketches of architects, P.J. Krouse… Read More ›
George Franklin Barber was a successful architect known for his mail order plan business. He was widely published in his time and he extensively advertised his plan books and services. His Victorian couture designs can be seen all over Mississippi,… Read More ›
The true, for-real last article from the original Mississippi Architect.
The plans for this Bay St. Louis, Mississippi craftsman bungalow are in the Edward F. Sporl Office Records collection at Tulane University’s South Eastern Architectural Archives. The plans were featured in the just past bungalow exhibit. Here is what information was provided… Read More ›
The plans for this Fernwood, Mississippi craftsman bungalow are in the William T. Nolan Office Records collection at Tulane University’s South Eastern Architectural Archives. The recently conserved plans were featured in the just past bungalow exhibit. Here is what information was… Read More ›
Last week, we were introduced to Blanche Butler Ames (1847-1939), wife of Adelbert Ames, a Massachusetts native and former Union general who served two non-consecutive terms as governor during Reconstruction. Young Blanche entered the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion with some trepidation, unimpressed by… Read More ›
As in the rest of the country in the late nineteenth century, Mississippi’s construction trades were evolving from one-man operations and small partnerships to large building firms. Two men at the forefront of this development were Meridian’s Charles M. Rubush,… Read More ›
Noah Webster Overstreet moved back to his native Mississippi from his architectural training in Urbana, Illinois in 1912 at the age of 24 (see Thomas Rosell’s post “Young N.W. Overstreet“). Newly married to an Illinois native, he set up practice in Jackson,… Read More ›
As we celebrate the Sixth year of existence for Misspreservation.com we look back on some of our favorite and poignant posts. This post originally debuted in January of 2010, fifty years after the construction of the Bruce Goff-designed Gryder House in Ocean Springs…. Read More ›
LINK SUCCUMBS TO BRIEF ATTACK AT BATON ROUGE ————– Funeral of Distinguished Architect Will Be Held at St. Louis ————– BATON ROUGE, La, Nov. 12 — Death of Theodore Link, architect for the new Louisiana State University and Greater Agricultural… Read More ›
New Airport Dedication Set Next Wednesday Open House From 9 til 5 Officials and civic leaders of Jackson will proudly dedicate a highly anticipated modern new airport at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24th. Keyed to the jet age, the outstandingly… Read More ›
Jacksonians: Where is this Apartment building? From the 1937 Guide to Better Homes, prepared by American Builder and Building Age. INCOME PRODUCER J. Peyton McKay Apartments Jackson, Miss. FOUR 3-room apartment of modern layout and high efficiency are built into this… Read More ›
Yesterday’s Facebook post by the MDAH Historic Preservation Division indicated that the Lameuse Street Historic District in Biloxi has been recommended by the Mississippi National Register Review Board for listing on the National Register. That reminded me that there are… Read More ›
In addition to the double-page advertisement shown below and the description of the benefits of Jax-Lite concrete blocks reprinted in yesterday’s post, the Jackson Daily News devoted space in its June 13, 1954 issue to a description of the Jackson Ready-Mix… Read More ›
Who knew that a little piece of Gustav Stickley was standing right on S. Washington Street in Greenville?
To celebrate the beginning of the Natchez Pilgrimage, the grandmother of them all, this weekend, I’m posting this beautiful full-color map I came across in Mary Carmack Cunningham’s master’s thesis, The development and appreciation of historic architecture at Natchez, Mississippi, completed… Read More ›