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MissPres News Roundup 10-7-2013

A quick news roundup this week–I admit I haven’t done my homework, so this is not comprehensive. The Sun-Herald ran a nice story “Historic Ocean Springs house makes a comeback; agencies ponder future” about the Charnley House restoration, which MHT’s Lolly… Read More ›

How Many Can You Identify?

Before skyscrapers like Vicksburg’s First National Bank and before airplanes, I guess the tallest vantage point to take a picture in Vicksburg was from the Post Office, as seen in the postcard view below. Here’s a little mid-summer pop quiz. First,… Read More ›

Deupree’s Historic Homes: Porterfield, Vicksburg

This paper, so far devoted to descriptions of plantation and suburban homes, will now give a story of a city home, the “Porterfield” home of Vicksburg. It is a large, square-built brick house, three stories high, with long wide halls, three in number, two rooms on each side of the hall on each floor except the first; this has two on the right of the entrance and one, the banqueting hail, on the left, a room 24 by 42 feet, with ceiling 18 feet in height.

MissPres News Roundup 4-1-2013

No fooling – it’s all good news today! First there was a story about downtown revitalization in Pontotoc.  Three property owners have recently invested in downtown buildings – including one couple who even turned an historic gas station into their… Read More ›

Spring Pilgrimage 2013 Rolls Around

Spring Pilgrimage time is upon us, and here’s a list of all the known Mississippi home tours, along with a few out-of-state that you might be interested in. Old house and architecture buffs should be first in line for pilgrimage tickets each year.

Rev. H.D. Dennis (1916-2012)

Rev. H.D. Dennis, who created a “visionary art environment” or “Bible Castle” around his wife’s rural store Margaret’s Grocery north of Vicksburg, died September 5, 2012. Margaret herself died in 2010, and the Grocery has been decaying ever since. Our… Read More ›

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