Historic Preservation

New Deal in Mississippi: Macon City Hall

Macon’s City Hall, looking remarkably like several of the red brick Colonial Revival post offices built in Mississippi during the New Deal years, was constructed 1938-1939 through Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, project #Miss 1366-F. Architects P. J. Krouse and L. L. Brasfield of Meridian designed the building.

Mississippians with Gas

If you haven’t read last week’s post on Gasometers, this post follows up on that discussion of the hulking, black, iron lungs that eased up and down at all hours of the day and night, depending on gas demand (for lighting, heating & cooking) and the manufacturer’s supply. We pondered what towns had gas works and the mysterious gasometers that were required to store the manufactured gas.

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 ›

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