Any Mississippi town with a historic preservation commission that oversees a local historic district very likely has a set of design guidelines. These guidelines offer general design and technical recommendations to assist in applying the Secretary of Interiors Standards to properties. If… Read More ›
Preservation Law/Local Commissions
From the Coast to Columbus, from Jackson to the Delta and points in between, preservationists get down and dirty in old barns looking for original windows, fight in the legislature for historic tax credits, and pass on pilgrimage traditions to new preservationists. Read all about it in this week’s News Roundup.
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.
OK preservationists, finish up those letters to Santa and get your comments in to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in support of Mississippi Landmark status for the Meridian Police Department. The salient facts: The building is a watershed of… Read More ›
Earlier this year, there were some anxious moments when it looked as if our state historic tax credit might die an ignominious death in the legislature. Thanks to the vociferous support of preservationists from around the state and forward-thinking… Read More ›
Two preservation related events are coming up this next week: If you are going to be New Orleans adjacent this Monday Feb. 18, the Louisiana Landmark Society is hosting a panel discussion entitled “Fight Blight”. While this discussion is taking… Read More ›
Should preservationists require new buildings in historic districts to appear new, rather than mimicking the design vocabulary of the older surrounding buildings? Ronald Lee Fleming argues in “Preserve and Protect” that it’s time to re-think this approach, and “Long march of… Read More ›