Historic Preservation

Architects of Mississippi: Fred Wagner (II)

In the late sixties Wagner and Oubré dissolved their partnership. James Oubré continued in New Orleans while Fred Wagner went on to Bay St Louis opening his office there on Main Street. He chose to restore a classic creole cottage for that purpose, a decision quite characteristic of his respect for the models of our regional architecture.

Another One Bites the Dust

It’s not suspicious at all when a backhoe appears on a Saturday morning behind a historic city-owned building that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been the subject of intense local debate, has been included on the… Read More ›

Bexley School Restored!

You would have to be an original reader of Preservation in Mississippi to remember my ode to Bexley School in George County, all the way back in July 2009. The two-classroom school sits overlooking Highway 98 near Lucedale, and it’s… Read More ›

Bay Bungalow

The plans for this Bay St. Louis, Mississippi craftsman bungalow are in the Edward F. Sporl Office Records collection at Tulane University’s South Eastern Architectural Archives.  The plans were featured in the just past bungalow exhibit.  Here is what information was provided… Read More ›

Sad News From Lake Washington

This morning, I checked my email to find several quick anguished notes from Delta friends letting me know that our beloved Mt. Holly, long endangered but beautiful even in its decline, was in flames. On Facebook, the group called “Antebellum Mansions of… Read More ›

Fernwood Craftsman Bungalow

The plans for this Fernwood, Mississippi craftsman bungalow are in the William T. Nolan Office Records collection at Tulane University’s South Eastern Architectural Archives.  The recently conserved plans were featured in the just past bungalow exhibit.  Here is what information was… Read More ›

Happy Shrimp Season

If you are feeling down in the dumps from the start of hurricane season and Monday’s hurricane post, maybe the start of shrimp season with the promise of wonderful fresh shrimp will lift your spirit. The horizon south of the… Read More ›

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