Historic Preservation

MissPres News Roundup 4-7-2015

From the Coast to Columbus, from Jackson to the Delta and points in between, preservationists get down and dirty in old barns looking for original windows, fight in the legislature for historic tax credits, and pass on pilgrimage traditions to new preservationists. Read all about it in this week’s News Roundup.

Sausage Anyone?

Preservationists around the state are on the edge of their seats as this session of the Mississippi Legislature draws to a close.  House Bill 155, authored by the Speaker of the House and champion of the state historic tax credit,… Read More ›

Hattiesburg, Here We Come!

Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference April 22-23, 2015 Oddfellows Gallery, Hattiesburg, Mississippi Hosted by the Mississippi Heritage Trust In many ways, preservation projects are like a puzzle. You need to find the right fit of purpose, financing, incentives and talent…. Read More ›

Duncan, Mississippi after the 1929 tornado, Part 3

In the concluding edition of the aftermath of the 1929 Duncan tornado, we focus on a family, a child, and a unique culture that has contributed to the Mississippi Delta and beyond. In the Fong family, who operated the Fong Chinese grocery store in Duncan, all but a 4 year old boy, William Joe Fong, perished. Joe Fong and his other children died in the tornado, and Quan Shee Fong died not long after in a Memphis hospital from injuries sustained. She was buried alongside her husband and children in the Greenville Chinese cemetery.

MissPres News Roundup 3-2-2015

Hear the latest from Starkville’s Cotton Mill project, MHT’s Mad Mod Affair, Jackson’s McRae’s building renovation, Pascagoula’s gala for LaPointe Krebs House, and learn about an amazing preservationist from Pass Christian.

Mississippi Landmarks 2014

Today’s end-of-year list is of all the buildings that the Mississippi Department of Archives and History designated as Mississippi Landmarks. Often confused with the National Register, which is administered by the National Park Service, the Mississippi Landmark designation is completely under the control of the MDAH Board of Trustees, and it is the stronger designation because it gives MDAH the authority to review any proposed alterations to the landmark, including demolition.

Happy Hanukkah Y’all! 2014

A holiday that is celebrated with fried food?  What Mississippian wouldn’t like that? Tonight (really Dec. 23, but I pressed the “Publish” button too soon) will be the eighth night of Hanukkah.  MissPres is marking the occasion with photos of the Congregation Beth Israel… Read More ›

Chris Risher: Colonial Revivalist?

I’ve often admired this little brick commercial building on Old Canton Road in Jackson, just south of Highland Village for its use of traditional motifs like the brick veneer, columned gallery, pilastered door surround, and other thoughtful details in what is clearly a 1960s or 1970s building.

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