Last week, reader Carl mentioned the Avalon Motor Lodge in Biloxi and wondered about the history. I could not turn up much, but located an article about renovating the Avalon with “Stonekote–a veneer of stone-like material that encases the building… Read More ›
If you haven’t seen any of the previous posts… Tomorrow, August 15, 2015, is the day of the Mississippi Heritage Trust Gulf Coast Preservation Trail. This is your chance to poke around historic places across the Mississippi Gulf Coast that were saved or… Read More ›
Just a reminder that the Mississippi Heritage Trust “Preservation Trail” event commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the preservation victories that came out of tragedy, will take place Saturday August 15, 2015 from 10am to 2pm. This is an… Read More ›
See other Mississippi Streets: 1920s Yazoo City 1910s Vicksburg 1950s New Albany 1960s Meridian 1930s Camp Shelby
Hear the latest from Starkville’s Cotton Mill project, MHT’s Mad Mod Affair, Jackson’s McRae’s building renovation, Pascagoula’s gala for LaPointe Krebs House, and learn about an amazing preservationist from Pass Christian.
Preservation news from Meridian, Jackson, Vicksburg, Pascagoula, and Port Gibson. Saying goodbye to old friends and getting to know new ones.
In recognition of the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week we feature some images from the Mississippi Heritage Trust Hurricane Katrina page along with images uploaded to the MDAH HRI database. These files relate to the coastal towns in the months… Read More ›
Just down the street from Edd’s in Pascagoula is Kevin’s Korner. I love angled windows, and I love Kevin’s shakes, burgers, and fries!
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 ›
Now that summer is here, it’s time to get out and enjoy a chocolate shake, hamburger, and fries at your favorite mid-century drive in, and to help you get in the mood, Friday fun posts for a while will showcase some drive-ins I’ve discovered on my travels around the state.
The past several posts about the threats and losses of Mississippi’s nationally significant and valuable historic resources have been heavy content. Today will hopefully be a break with some lighter fare, allowing us to recharge our efforts. Last week Malvaney unwittingly threw down… Read More ›
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.