A topic I found very interesting came up recently in the Vernacular Architecture Forum list-serve. The discussion was about a Box Head style window. The Dictionary of Architecture and Construction defines a box-head window as the following: Box Head Window:-… Read More ›
Katrina losses still continue. One more recent loss was the National Register listed Nelson Tenement building in Pascagoula. This individually listed structure sat in its post Katrina state until it came down. You can read the National Register Nomination here.
MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.
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 ›
Pascagoula, better known for its colonial-period Old Spanish Fort (aka De le Pointe-Krebs House), actually has some really interesting mid-20th-century buildings for the architectural explorer to examine. The commercial strip on Delmas Avenue in particular, although partially covered as a downtown “mall” as part of an urban renewal scheme in the 1970s, still has a few nicely done Modernist storefronts.
Time for another MissPres Architectural Word of the Week. As we move right along through the alphabet, you can check out our past words here. Have you been keeping an eye out for these elements like I have? This week… Read More ›