AWOTW is back this week! I had a word request from our very own E.L. Malvaney. Sent along with this image was the following text: “To get the ball rolling again with requests for word of the week, Susasippi’s Hazelhurst… Read More ›
March 22 is to be observed as Rosenwald School Day in Mississippi in the 3,416 negro schools of the state, when special programs covering all phases of negro education and community endeavor will be presented.
The National Trust has announced a new round of grants up to $20,000 for Rosenwald Schools. Applications are due April 15, 2013.
Two weeks ago we quietly celebrated the fourth birthday of MissPres.com with a great article about the early conversations regarding the first restoration the Old Capitol. Discussing the old capital has become an anniversary tradition. Another anniversary tradition has been the introduction of a… Read More ›
Two preservation related events are coming up this next week: If you are going to be New Orleans adjacent this Monday Feb. 18, the Louisiana Landmark Society is hosting a panel discussion entitled “Fight Blight”. While this discussion is taking… 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 ›
Schools are structures that are often duplicated from one set of plans, as seen in some of Malvaney’s early Architectural Twins posts (January 14, 2010 & July 14, 2010). The school board of Hattiesburg was no different when they hired… 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 ›
For a current view of the campus, check out the Birdseye view on Bing: http://binged.it/M3tmJW and see if you can spot which original buildings are still there.
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. Have you been keeping an eye out for these elements like I have? This week… Read More ›
The July 1964 edition of Mississippi Architect skips the editorial in favor of a notice about the AIA providing a speaker’s bureau to interested groups. Then it jumps straight to its highlighted Mississippi building, Amory Middle School, designed by Jackson… Read More ›
This is our fifth MissPres Architectural Word of the Week. As we move right along through the alphabet, you can check out our past words here. Have you been keeping an eye out for these elements like I have? Having… Read More ›
This week we are following Architectural Photographer Joseph Molitor on the 58th anniversary of his 1954 trip to Mississippi. Molitor’s collection of photos, now at the Columbia University Avery Library in New York, forms an important documentary of what the… Read More ›