Recently I acquired Morris Lapidus: The Architecture of Joy, with no inkling of a Mississippi, but found out that we may have some of this nationally famous architect’s work here in the Magnolia State.
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.
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.
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 ›
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
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). Longwood Longwood, the home of Sargent S. Prentiss, stood in the center of a noble forest… Read More ›
MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.
After Suzassippi’s recent post about the New Deal Natchez-Vidalia Bridge and its toll plaza, I realized I had a postcard that would show the relationship better than we can see today with the new highway right-of-ways.
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. VI (1902). Concord, the old residence of the Spanish governors, was situated about three miles east of the… Read More ›
Natchez’ 1938-39 auditorium was a product of the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, Project number 1350 in Mississippi (Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Historic Resources Inventory database). Its “broad, hexastyle pedimented Doric portico” (which is an architectural term… 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. VI (1902). Monmouth Monmouth, the home of General John A. Quitman, is now owned by his daughter, Mrs…. Read More ›