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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 ›

Mid-Century Medical

In Jackson just south of the Veterans Memorial Stadium is a group of buildings dubbed University Plaza that were developed c.1954 when University of Mississippi opened its medical school on the other side of North State Street.  While some of… 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.

Burger and Shake Please!

After a brief hiatus, Jackson’s classic soda fountain Brent’s Drugs is back and better than ever. We certainly are lucky to have preservationists like Brad Reeves and his partners Johnathan Shull and Amanda and Nathan Wells to carry the torch…. Read More ›

Changing of the Guard

Preservationists throw the best parties. Last week in Tupelo, we kicked off the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference with a tour of the historic Highland Circle neighborhood led by Bruce Smith, then repaired to Doyce and Bill Deas’ lovely home… Read More ›

A Nation in Motion: Key Field

Today we continue a series based on the Mississippi entries from the 1976 document A Nation in Motion: Historic American Transportation Sites.  The remaining three Mississippi entries have to do with aviation sites.  If you are just joining us the background… Read More ›

Sign Up For Preservation Boot Camp!

According to the MDAH website: Preservation Boot Camps Planned Statewide – posted June 13, 2014 pres-wshops-sliderIn lieu of the annual Historic Preservation Boot Camp, MDAH is planning a series of training sessions this summer in Pascagoula, Starkville, Natchez, and Leland…. Read More ›

Amazing

Amazing. That is the word that best captures the spirit of this year’s Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference and Heritage Awards Luncheon. I could not help but be delighted, engaged and inspired by all the wonderful stories our conference participants… Read More ›

Ready, Set, Tupelo!

The Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference is right around the corner! It’s not too late to sign up for this amazing opportunity to learn from your fellow preservationists about great things that are happening around Mississippi and how to make… Read More ›

A Nation in Motion: Roadways

Today we continue a series based on the Mississippi entries from the 1976 document A Nation in Motion: Historic American Transportation Sites.  The informal compilation sprang from a 1973 suggestion by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to the United States Department… Read More ›

And the winner is…

Preservation in Mississippi!  That’s right, our very own blog will be receiving a 2014 Heritage Award for Preservation Education from the Mississippi Heritage Trust at the awards luncheon in Tupelo June 10.  I wonder if E.L. Malvaney will show up to accept… Read More ›

An All-Star Cast

Are you all signed up for the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference in Tupelo next month? An all-star cast of Mississippi’s most creative and innovative preservationists will share their extensive knowledge about how to make projects come alive in your neck of the woods.

Architect Pics: Young N.W. Overstreet

Not only over “street”, but over two big feet he towers over everybody else. He hails from Eastabutchie, wherever that is. His entanglement with the clouds is his ever-ready excuse for being late. Hobby, using up any-body’s blueprint paper he happens to come across. Chief occupation, drawing.

Say It With Me!

The Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference and Heritage Awards Luncheon is right around the corner! As you can imagine, we are all quite busy making plans for this fun get-together in Tupelo.  Of all the tasks on my list, the… Read More ›

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