Yes, it is our last News Roundup of January. Just because The X-Files was on TV last night, do not forget that it is January 2016, not January 1996. Once again, the News Roundup is beginning in the southwest part… Read More ›
——————— See also: Mid-Century Mississippi: To VA or Not To VA?
Back before Jackson’s Veterans Administration Hospital became “Sonny Montgomery Medical Center” and before the building expanded into a labyrinth designed to confuse veterans and their families, the land it sat on was owned by the State of Mississippi. It had… Read More ›
Five individual properties listed on the National Register in 2015 range from a Confederate earthwork to a cemetery to a wood-frame church to a Modernist department store, and a country club rounds out the list.
How about a quick News Roundup to ease ourselves back into work and life after what I hope was a (take your pick) quiet/relaxing/exciting/adventuresome/food-filled/family-packed Thanksgiving break in which you slept/worked in the yard/cooked/read/ate/watched football/avoided people/shopped on Black Friday/watched football (did… Read More ›
According to the MDAH Historic Preservation Division Facebook page: We are excited to announce that at its November 2015 meeting, the National Park Service’s Landmarks Committee will be considering whether to recommend the Mississippi State Capitol for National Historic Landmark… Read More ›
Construction Begins On New Modern Motel Construction has been started on Jackson’s ultra modern motel, “Holiday Terrace” on Highway 80 West, at the corner of Valley Street, according to Louis W. Cotton and Company, agents for Cleve Myers, Incorporated, owners…. Read More ›
Today’s blast to the past is just a nice little Modernist bank building in my Fondren neighborhood that I’ve always admired. It’s one of the earliest drive-through banks I’ve documented, since I started noticing drive-through banks, prodded by Thomas Rosell… 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 ›
E. L. Malvaney’s War Memorial building has been featured a number of times on MissPres, generally on Memorial Day (at least 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015), but also Veteran’s Day, and once in a stupendous-as-only-the-other-E L Malvaney-can-do post, we got… Read More ›
Events this week: Freen Melrose Tours, Delta Modern, Movie Night. Plus all the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print from Oxford to Natchez, from Gulfport to Greenville, and point in between, delivered direct to your computer, tablet, phablet, or other mobile device.
The headquarters for the Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, constructed in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration, was designed by architect R. W. Naef in the Georgian-Revival style (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory). According to the… Read More ›
Green Derby New Restaurant Being Built A handsome new dining place is under construction in West Jackson to be operated by the Green Derby Restaurant for the Drake Motel. Wise Construction Company of Jackson is building the 4,000 square foot… Read More ›
The true, for-real last article from the original Mississippi Architect.
Murder, mayhem, and money top the list of news items in this week’s MissPres News Roundup.
The last issue of the first run of Mississippi Architect, published monthly from February 1963 through March 1965, highlighted Whitten Junior High School in Jackson, a building constructed in 1960 as a close twin of Chastain Middle School in northeast… Read More ›
Last week, we were introduced to Blanche Butler Ames (1847-1939), wife of Adelbert Ames, a Massachusetts native and former Union general who served two non-consecutive terms as governor during Reconstruction. Young Blanche entered the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion with some trepidation, unimpressed by… Read More ›