A belated happy All Saints’ Day to you. If you’ve ever been through the Biloxi Cemetery you may have seen structures over plots that resemble a tent frame. According to the 1938 WPA Guide to Mississippi the structures are… “Probably… Read More ›
The Local History & Genealogy Department of the Harrison County Library System is currently showing an exhibit on the works of Carl E. Matthes, Sr. (1896-1972). The exhibit features many newspaper clippings, photographs, and original plans from both Matthes’ independent practice and… Read More ›
Any Mississippi town with a historic preservation commission that oversees a local historic district very likely has a set of design guidelines. These guidelines offer general design and technical recommendations to assist in applying the Secretary of Interiors Standards to properties. If… Read More ›
There are eight magnolia markers along the coast that feature engravings for the structures lost due to Hurricane Katrina. The drawings were done by Richard J. Cawthon, a historic preservation specialist for FEMA’s Mississippi Recovery Office & former chief architectural historian… Read More ›
To mark this occasion let’s look back at a collection of posts as to how we’ve previously commemorated the anniversary of the Gulf Coast’s second-most destructive storm in memory. Last year we marked the 45th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille by taking a… Read More ›
If you haven’t seen any of the previous posts… Tomorrow, August 15, 2015, is the day of the Mississippi Heritage Trust Gulf Coast Preservation Trail. This is your chance to poke around historic places across the Mississippi Gulf Coast that were saved or… Read More ›
Just a reminder that the Mississippi Heritage Trust “Preservation Trail” event commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the preservation victories that came out of tragedy, will take place Saturday August 15, 2015 from 10am to 2pm. This is an… Read More ›
This pre-Hurricane Katrina postcard acts as a book end for the c. 1964 pre-Hurricane Camille postcard from Tuesday’s post. That postcard was originally featured on MissPres in the post Mississippi by Air: Biloxi Waterfront Before Casinos
For the Broadwater’s story, see “Pleasure Domes Past” by Tom Barnes.
(Biloxi’s) 8th Annual “Preservation in May” Thursdays, May 2015 Various times and locations in Biloxi In observance of May being National Preservation Month, each year the City of Biloxi, Biloxi Bay Chamber, Biloxi Main Street, Biloxi Public School District, USM, and Local… Read More ›
From the resurrection of the Delta Queen, to National Register listings around the state, and a virtual Frank Lloyd Wright Summit, the MissPres News Roundup is your weekly must-read.
Yesterday’s Facebook post by the MDAH Historic Preservation Division indicated that the Lameuse Street Historic District in Biloxi has been recommended by the Mississippi National Register Review Board for listing on the National Register. That reminded me that there are… Read More ›
The Carnival balls have been thrown and parades have been rolling across the coast for weeks. However you are marking the day I thought it would be fun to share a photograph of Biloxi architect John T. Collins. While not… Read More ›
From the Walter Fountain Collection-Local History and Genealogy Department of the Biloxi Public Library. This photo from the January 18, 1995 edition of the Sun Herald had the following explanatory text. Click on the image for more detail. The article refers to the enterprise… Read More ›
I know yesterday I promised a post about the buildings that were proposed but not approved for Mississippi Landmark designation, but I’m still working on some background research about that subject, which is more complex than transparent, so instead we’ll… Read More ›
The Buena Vista Hotel-Motel, Biloxi, Miss., convention center on the Golden Mississippi Gulf Coast, offers the finest in modern Hotel-Motel accommodations. Complete convention and resort facilities on U.S. Highway 90.
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.
In recognition of the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week we feature some images from the Mississippi Heritage Trust Hurricane Katrina page along with images uploaded to the MDAH HRI database. These files relate to the coastal towns in the month… Read More ›
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.