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Pass the Popcorn

Preservationists, pass the word (and the popcorn)-the long-awaited premier of Come Hell or High Water is finally here! Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek will air on WORLD Channel, on the series America Reframed on April… Read More ›

Old Capitol Energy Efficiency

In scouring the internet databases for unique and interesting things I ran across the New York Public Library’s George Arents Collection and its series of U.S. government and state capitol building cigarette cards.  The series is interesting because this captures… Read More ›

Pack Your Bags for Tupelo

Are you a certified, card-carrying preservationist? Do you stop to hug historic churches, schools and the occasional water tower? Is Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House your favorite movie? Then this year’s Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference is the place for… Read More ›

Victory Lap!

It is tremendously rewarding to see a historic building that was once listed as endangered come back from neglect and decay.  Those of you who live in the Delta have been watching the progress on the restoration of the Taborian Hospital with… Read More ›

Crisis Averted?

Update:  Crisis Averted! The Mississippi State Historic Tax Credit had been reauthorized through December 31, 2017.  Please be sure to thank your state elected officials for giving us this tremendously effective tool to make historic preservation happen in Mississippi. Historic preservationists had… Read More ›

Free to a Good Home

  Wanted: Preservation-minded person(s) to give a piece of Pascagoula history a home. Guaranteed to provide happy new owner many fun hours of hammering, sawing, scraping and painting. Happy ghosts of various Delmas family members may come along for the… Read More ›

Road Trip!

Ever dreamed of exploring America’s rich architectural heritage with a group of fun, like-minded preservationists?  It is your lucky day!  The Historic Natchez Foundation is offering a six day trip to the Brandywine River Valley from May 13-18.  As a… Read More ›

Architect Pics: Thomas Sully

Not long ago the Tulane University’s Southeastern Architectural Archive blog announced the recent compilation of the finding aid for their collection of documents from the office of Mississippi City born architect Thomas Sully. “The Southeastern Architectural Archive recently finalized the… Read More ›

Sardis Elementary Building

If you stopped by Sardis High School last week, you already know that the Elementary Building architect was Robert B. McKnight.  McKnight also designed a gymnasium/vocational building for the school complex, but it is no longer extant.  This simple one-story… Read More ›

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