All along the gulf coast this time of year almost every city hosts a tour of their historic cemetery. Last night was the Old Biloxi Cemetery tour. Don’t worry if you missed it, because I believe this popular, not spooky,… Read More ›
I’m not sure of the date of this postcard, but it’s after 1964, when St. Michael’s landmark shell roof took its place on the landscape and probably before Hurricane Camille in 1969. Maybe a Biloxian will be able to tell… Read More ›
Today’s post is a reprint from Mrs. N.D. Deupree’s “Some Historic Homes of Mississippi,” from Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, Vol. VII (1903). Beauvoir The property in Harrison county, lying along the Gulf coast about half way between Biloxi… Read More ›
Two weeks ago we quietly celebrated the fourth birthday of MissPres.com with a great article about the early conversations regarding the first restoration the Old Capitol. Discussing the old capital has become an anniversary tradition. Another anniversary tradition has been the introduction of a… Read More ›
I thought with carnival coming to its crescendo this upcoming week it might be fun to have a contest to go along with our word this week. Mr. Cyril Harris defines our word in the 2006 edition of his Dictionary… Read More ›
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy I was glad to see that the Wildwoods Shore Resort Historic District in New Jersey made it through relatively unscathed. This got me thinking about some of our lost motels on the Mississippi… Read More ›
Third in a Veterans Day series highlighting the World War II soldier art from Art and the Soldier, Keesler Field, Mississippi, published in 1943.
Second in a Veterans Day series highlighting the World War II soldier art from the book Art and the Soldier, Keesler Field, Mississippi, published in 1943.
First in a Veterans Day series highlighting the World War II murals at Keesler Field shown in the book Art and the Soldier, Keesler Field, Mississippi, published in 1943.
Time for another MissPres Architectural Word of the Week! If you want to check out any previous words you can do that here. As always we have some of our example photographs come from the MDAH Historic Resources Inventory Database…. Read More ›
We’ve featured several architects’ homes here on MissPres, with the most recent being the Jackson residence of Emmett J. Hull. Today’s featured residence might be the first house featured that is neither still standing, nor was built by the architect… Read More ›
On this 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we think of our friends and landmarks on the Gulf Coast and hope to see them on the other side of Hurricane Isaac. Meanwhile, we pause to remember another one of our landmarks… Read More ›