National Register listings come in two sizes: individual properties and historic districts. In this year’s National Register listings, historic districts outnumber individual properties, which is unusual because districts take more work than individual buildings or sites. The number of districts this year is a… Read More ›
Five individual properties listed on the National Register in 2015 range from a Confederate earthwork to a cemetery to a wood-frame church to a Modernist department store, and a country club rounds out the list.
The headquarters for the Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, constructed in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration, was designed by architect R. W. Naef in the Georgian-Revival style (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory). According to the… Read More ›
Jacksonians: Where is this Apartment building? From the 1937 Guide to Better Homes, prepared by American Builder and Building Age. INCOME PRODUCER J. Peyton McKay Apartments Jackson, Miss. FOUR 3-room apartment of modern layout and high efficiency are built into this… Read More ›
From the resurrection of the Delta Queen, to National Register listings around the state, and a virtual Frank Lloyd Wright Summit, the MissPres News Roundup is your weekly must-read.
Five Mississippi properties have recently been listed to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Robertshaw Company Plantation at Heathman, between Leland and Indianola was the site on September 1924 of the fist commercial airplane crop dusting for insect control in the United States.
Today we begin a series based on the Mississippi entries from the 1976 document A Nation in Motion: Historic American Transportation Sites. The informal compilation sprang from a 1973 suggestion by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to the United States Department… 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.
If you’ve ever read the MissPres post The Beauty of Modernist Storefronts, you’ve seen some HABS images of Jackson’s long gone, international style, J.C. Penney department store. This unique building was taken away before it had the opportunity to be appreciated. J.C. Penney Department… Read More ›
The intense humidity post-Isaac has left me wanting to stay closer to home these days, so there have been no recent road trips. I took a few sweaty minutes to wander up the tree-lined North Lamar Historic District Sunday afternoon… Read More ›
With all of the hype and hoopla over the summertime smash hit the Help, the many references to the old Robert E. Lee Hotel might set people to wondering about the place. Visitors to downtown Jackson might be forgiven for the… Read More ›