In case you haven’t been in yelling distance of the state of Mississippi, the biggest news is that for the first time ever, both Ole Miss and Mississippi State are in the Top 5 with undefeated records six games into… Read More ›
I wish I could claim credit for discovering this little nugget, but an archivist friend dug it out and passed it on to me. Jackson may still seem a small town to some, but as you’ll read below, back in… Read More ›
If you’ve been in downtown Jackson recently you may have noticed that the Capitol has sprouted scaffolding. It’s the beginning of a long-overdue $7.4 million renovation.
News from Jackson, West Point, Meridian, Philadelphia, Columbus, and did I mention Meridian?
Thoughtful citizens must realize that when a nation ceases to build, it begins to cease to live. It is a curious fact, subject to verification in the history of civilized societies the world around, that architecture and all the other arts of peace are a responsibility that the whole community necessarily must bear. Not adventurously, then, but with deep and deliberate purpose does the United State even in time of trouble engage its resources of wealth and men in construction endeavors of the kind represented by your new Memorial.
In honor of the closing of another oyster season I’d like to share an architecture & oyster book quote, along with some images from the 2009 National Register Nomination form of the Wiener House located in Jackson.
This post is the ninth in a series reprinting the Mississippi Pilgrimage booklet of 1974. See also Natchez Holly Springs Columbus Woodville Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast Vicksburg Oxford
In scouring the internet databases for unique and interesting things I ran across the New York Public Library’s George Arents Collection and its series of U.S. government and state capitol building cigarette cards. The series is interesting because this captures… Read More ›
Monday March 17th, 2014 was the 164th birthday of Mississippi’s New Capitol architect, Theodore C. Link. The biographical portrait that follows was published when Mr. Link was 56 years old and surprisingly does not mention his work in Mississippi. Theodore… Read More ›
Today is this little blog’s fifth birthday. If you’re one of our 509 subscribers or just a person who passes through occasionally, thanks for being a part of this journey through Mississippi’s architectural past, present, and future. We hope it… Read More ›
I bummed myself out with the demolition post for 2013, so I thought I would follow up with a run-down of landmarks we almost lost but didn’t because a few or a bunch of Mississippians held on tightly and brought… Read More ›
The National Park Service oversees the National Register of Historic Places, the most popular tool nationally for recognizing historic properties. According to the NPS: The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation’s historic places worthy… Read More ›
Last Friday’s Old Jackson by Candlelight Tour was well-attended, even though the weather outside was . . . I’m not going to say frightful because then you’ll be humming that tune all day. You know, the tune that has the… Read More ›
On a recent trip to Jackson, I took some time to look up a few of our 10 Most Endangered Historic Places from past years to see how they are faring. Thanks to a Save America’s Treasures grant, Hawkins Field… Read More ›
Today’s post is picking back up where we last left J.E. Gibson(A grand jury set for Briber Gibson Oct. 2, 2013), the hustling contractor who attempted to subvert the construction bid process for Mississippi New Capitol building in the fall of… Read More ›