Mississippi Towns

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!

45th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille

Hurricane Camille high watermark was documented with a plaque by Glenn Swetman on the front steps of his West Biloxi home c.1970. Hurricane Katrina would bring approximately five more feet of water enough to have about two feet of water into the house. In their estate the Swetmans left the structure to the City of Biloxi. Since then the building has housed the George Ohr Pottery Museum and the Hurricane Katrina office of MDAH.

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 ›

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