Today we honor all Mississippians who have served, here or abroad, in wars hot or cold.
Like Rocky Springs Methodist Church, Bethel Presbyterian is no longer an active church but is maintained very well–bring a few dollars to help with the maintenance, and sign the guest book. Built around 1829, the building’s stern classicism is an… Read More ›
I’m not sure of the date of this postcard, but it’s after 1964, when St. Michael’s landmark shell roof took its place on the landscape and probably before Hurricane Camille in 1969. Maybe a Biloxian will be able to tell… Read More ›
If you are like me you are always searching for examples of past MissPres Architectural Words of the Week. I recently found two that will hopefully get all y’all’s creative juices flowing for the weekend. The Standard Oil Building in… Read More ›
Maybe you saw this feature on 60 Minutes a few weeks ago, but even so you might want to watch it again. Gaudi’s amazing, weird, symbolic, genius Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona is the longest architectural project currently under construction,… Read More ›
I thought with carnival coming to its crescendo this upcoming week it might be fun to have a contest to go along with our word this week. Mr. Cyril Harris defines our word in the 2006 edition of his Dictionary… Read More ›
Erected in 1926, the former First Christian Church of Amory was designed in an Eclectic/Composite style (Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Historic Resources Inventory database). The building still retains its 14 foot tin-covered ceiling, and original stained glass. According… Read More ›
This is our last MissPres Architectural Word of the Week for 2012! Whether you are crying tears of sadness or joy you can check out any previous words here. As always our example photographs come from the MDAH Historic Resources… Read More ›
Time for another MissPres Architectural Word of the Week! If you want to check out any previous word you can do that here. As always our example photographs come from the MDAH Historic Resources Database. This week’s word is typical… Read More ›
Work is continuing to move forward on the former Burns Methodist Church in Oxford. The …brick vernacular Gothic Revival church with two asymmetrical front corner towers…(Mississippi Department of Archives & History/Historic Resources Inventory) was constructed in 1910 on the edge… Read More ›
Suzassippi’s Mississippi: What does the First Baptist Church in Pontotoc have in common with the First Methodist Church in Batesville?
I might have missed the First Baptist Church of Pontotoc but for a fortuitous decision to walk to the back of the courthouse and photograph the courtroom. On turning around, I spotted the dome behind the post office, and noted… 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 ›
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 ›
Back in February 2011, Malvaney ran a post about Wallace Augustus Rayfield, one of the first African American architects: Rayfield, a native of Georgia, was educated at Howard, Columbia and the Pratt Institute, and taught architecture and drafting at Tuskegee… Read More ›
The Leland Methodist Church was constructed 1923-24 in a Mission, Spanish Revival style. The MDAH HRI database references similarity of the design of the Fayette, Alabama Methodist Church in crediting the architect (T. L. Brodie, conjectured) and builder (L. Vance, conjectured)…. Read More ›