Mississippi Modern Exhibit

If you find yourself in or near downtown Jackson, be sure to swing by the Old Capitol Museum, where “Mississippi Modern,” a photographic exhibit of Modernist buildings around the state, is on display from July 14 through November 15, 2015. The… Read More ›

Mississippi Architect: March 1965

Editor Bob Henry’s final editorial in the Mississippi Architect is a precient warning about the encroaching blandness of Modernism. You can almost catch a wiff of post-Modernism around the corner waiting to jump out and surprise a bored American public.

Mad Mod Eastover Tour Review

Today’s review of the recent Mad Mod Eastover tour is brought to you by longtime MissPres reader and commenter Neel Reid. ———————————— It’s hard to classify modernism in architecture. Advances in technology and new materials shaped much of the movement,… Read More ›

MissPres News Roundup 3-2-2015

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.

Happy Hanukkah Y’all! 2014

A holiday that is celebrated with fried food?  What Mississippian wouldn’t like that? Tonight (really Dec. 23, but I pressed the “Publish” button too soon) will be the eighth night of Hanukkah.  MissPres is marking the occasion with photos of the Congregation Beth Israel… Read More ›

Are You In the Mood for MOD?

Are you in the mood for fun, quirky and quite fantastic architecture? So are we! At times misunderstood when constructed, modernist buildings are now considered the “new historic,” with a whole new audience of enthusiastic building-huggers awakening to the creative… Read More ›

Chris Risher’s Colorful Temple

A while back, MissPreser W. White alerted me to a vintage publication called “Creative Ideas in Glass” for sale online. Published quarterly as “an architectural review” by specialty glass manufacturer American Saint Gobain, the brief, color booklet doesn’t have a… Read More ›

Mid-Century Medical

In Jackson just south of the Veterans Memorial Stadium is a group of buildings dubbed University Plaza that were developed c.1954 when University of Mississippi opened its medical school on the other side of North State Street.  While some of… Read More ›

Burger and Shake Please!

After a brief hiatus, Jackson’s classic soda fountain Brent’s Drugs is back and better than ever. We certainly are lucky to have preservationists like Brad Reeves and his partners Johnathan Shull and Amanda and Nathan Wells to carry the torch…. Read More ›


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