Today’s will be a Cliff’s Notes version of the News Roundup, since I spent the weekend planting flowers and other growing things instead of doing important news gathering. The Natchez Democrat reports that Arbuthnot’s Grocery, a rural store built in… Read More ›
New Airport Dedication Set Next Wednesday Open House From 9 til 5 Officials and civic leaders of Jackson will proudly dedicate a highly anticipated modern new airport at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24th. Keyed to the jet age, the outstandingly… Read More ›
From the Coast to Columbus, from Jackson to the Delta and points in between, preservationists get down and dirty in old barns looking for original windows, fight in the legislature for historic tax credits, and pass on pilgrimage traditions to new preservationists. Read all about it in this week’s News Roundup.
Jacksonians: Where is this Apartment building? From the 1937 Guide to Better Homes, prepared by American Builder and Building Age. INCOME PRODUCER J. Peyton McKay Apartments Jackson, Miss. FOUR 3-room apartment of modern layout and high efficiency are built into this… Read More ›
In addition to the double-page advertisement shown below and the description of the benefits of Jax-Lite concrete blocks reprinted in yesterday’s post, the Jackson Daily News devoted space in its June 13, 1954 issue to a description of the Jackson Ready-Mix… Read More ›
Hear the latest from Starkville’s Cotton Mill project, MHT’s Mad Mod Affair, Jackson’s McRae’s building renovation, Pascagoula’s gala for LaPointe Krebs House, and learn about an amazing preservationist from Pass Christian.
Today’s post is the second of two articles describing Jackson in 1887, written by Mr. Moses Folsom of Des Moines, Iowa (thus his interest in native Iowans) and published by the Jackson State Ledger. Here’s Part 1. Once again, I… Read More ›
Our President’s Day special edition roundup covers the state from Natchez to Oxford, from Greenwood to Waveland, cheap standardized homes to expensive standardized homes.
Kiss those Kress neon signs good-bye, Meridianites, in a “preservation” project that defies the definition of preservation.
You may recall a 2012 post, “Mississippi Unbuilt: 1897 New Capitol,” about a proposed New Capitol for Mississippi, designed by the Memphis firm Weathers and Weathers, that was never built although it received full-page treatment in January 1897. Perhaps the… Read More ›
“The first “legal” civil rights march in the history of Mississippi. It was clear we were going to march come Hell, Blood, or Mississippi — and we did: 6,000 of us.” Question for Jacksonians–what street is this?
File this nugget from Jackson’s Northside Reporter, Sept. 21, 1961, in the “Nothing New Under the Sun” file and cross-reference in the “Shocked! Shocked!” folder. This editorial was presumably written by Hazel Brannon Smith, who published the Reporter in those days,… 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 ›
Today’s end-of-year list is of all the buildings that the Mississippi Department of Archives and History designated as Mississippi Landmarks. Often confused with the National Register, which is administered by the National Park Service, the Mississippi Landmark designation is completely under the control of the MDAH Board of Trustees, and it is the stronger designation because it gives MDAH the authority to review any proposed alterations to the landmark, including demolition.
One happy story for this week’s Christmas reading. Clarion-Ledger writer Sherry Lucas reported this weekend that the Merrill-Maley House, built around 1910, on Jackson’s N. State Street finally has a new owner after years of standing vacant. Left in the middle… Read More ›