Natchez

Natchez Pilgrimage 1934

To celebrate the beginning of the Natchez Pilgrimage, the grandmother of them all, this weekend, I’m posting this beautiful full-color map I came across in Mary Carmack Cunningham’s master’s thesis, The development and appreciation of historic architecture at Natchez, Mississippi, completed… Read More ›

Mississippi Landmarks 2014

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.

Catch a Fall Pilgrimage

Two fall pilgrimages have snuck up on me, but you still have time to take advantage of the cooler fall weather that is promised for this weekend and beyond by taking a trek to explore some of Mississippi’s historic landmarks.

Mississippians with Gas

If you haven’t read last week’s post on Gasometers, this post follows up on that discussion of the hulking, black, iron lungs that eased up and down at all hours of the day and night, depending on gas demand (for lighting, heating & cooking) and the manufacturer’s supply. We pondered what towns had gas works and the mysterious gasometers that were required to store the manufactured gas.

Sign Up For Preservation Boot Camp!

According to the MDAH website: Preservation Boot Camps Planned Statewide – posted June 13, 2014 pres-wshops-sliderIn lieu of the annual Historic Preservation Boot Camp, MDAH is planning a series of training sessions this summer in Pascagoula, Starkville, Natchez, and Leland…. Read More ›

Mississippi Pilgrimage 1974–Natchez

This post is the second in a series reprinting the Mississippi Pilgrimage booklet of 1974. See also  Holly Springs Columbus Woodville Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast Vicksburg Oxford Jackson and Raymond Meridian Carrollton and Sardis

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