Demolition/Abandonment

Update on Meridian Police Department

At the October 17 meeting of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees, the trustees voted to consider the Meridian Police Department as a Mississippi Landmark. The City of Meridian has requested permission to demolish this outstanding modernist building, but has not announced any plans for the site.

To Preserve and Protect

Designed by eminent Mississippi architect Chris Risher, the Meridian Police Department is a watershed of modernist design worthy of preservation. Reflecting international trends in architecture, the building represents Meridian’s aspirations in the 1970s to become a city of architectural renown. The City of Meridian recently submitted a request to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for a permit to demolish this intriguing building.

Houlka School Burns

Sad news today from Houlka, where their historic 1930s school, under renovation with a grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, caught fire on Wednesday from a contractor’s spark (this is not an uncommon story–remember the Hinds County Armory?) and… Read More ›

School is Out-For the Count?

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees will consider two requests for demolition of Mississippi Landmarks at their Friday, July 18 meeting: Guntown School in Lee County, and Eupora School Gymnasium in Webster County.

Dark Days

This Friday, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees will consider requests to demolish two Mississippi Landmarks and delist another, which pretty much amounts to the same thing.

Free to a Good Home

  Wanted: Preservation-minded person(s) to give a piece of Pascagoula history a home. Guaranteed to provide happy new owner many fun hours of hammering, sawing, scraping and painting. Happy ghosts of various Delmas family members may come along for the… Read More ›

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