Last week, reader Carl mentioned the Avalon Motor Lodge in Biloxi and wondered about the history. I could not turn up much, but located an article about renovating the Avalon with “Stonekote–a veneer of stone-like material that encases the building… Read More ›
National Register listings come in two sizes: individual properties and historic districts. In this year’s National Register listings, historic districts outnumber individual properties, which is unusual because districts take more work than individual buildings or sites. The number of districts this year is a… 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.