Historic Preservation

Zama Consolidated School

The community of Zama, in Attala County, was named for the daughter of one of the town’s founders. The first school building was constructed in 1907, and in 1949, Edgar Lucian Malvaney designed a new classroom building.

Hello Hummingbirds!

This fall is a busy time at the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s coast office, and not just for critters. Last Monday, we were thrilled to share this architectural masterpiece with Main Streeters from Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas who were in Ocean Springs for the Destination Downtown conference. Then on Saturday, architect Ligia Romer shared her thoughts on the “Frank versus Louis” debate with over thirty guests. Her lecture series will continue on October 18 with “Period versus Progress” and November 15 with “The Big Story and the Small Town,” both at 2:00 p.m.

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.

Holly Springs’ Wrecking Ball this Saturday

The grounds of Chalmers Institute will come alive with a host of artists, authors, musicians and historians who have donated their appearances for the evening. The Ball will not only highlight regional cultural treasures, but also provide dinner and beverages and a silent auction featuring regional art!

Break Out Those Markers!

The Mississippi Heritage Trust is calling all young artists to share their drawings, paintings, sculptures and photographs of the historic places that matter the most to them. In addition to being featured on the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s online gallery, a few… Read More ›

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 ›

OK! Time for PK!

If you were not able to make it to Tupelo for all the fun and festivities last month, I have a treat in store for you.  Allen Pegues with Premium Productions just happened to stop by for PechaKucha night, so… Read More ›

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