Renovation Projects

Bexley School Restored!

You would have to be an original reader of Preservation in Mississippi to remember my ode to Bexley School in George County, all the way back in July 2009. The two-classroom school sits overlooking Highway 98 near Lucedale, and it’s… Read More ›

MissPres News Roundup 4-7-2015

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.

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.

Old News: No-bid State Contracts

File this nugget from Jackson’s Northside Reporter, Sept. 21, 1961, in the “Nothing New Under the Sun” file and cross-reference in the “Shocked! Shocked!” folder. This editorial was presumably written by Hazel Brannon Smith, who published the Reporter in those days,… 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 ›

And the winner is…

Preservation in Mississippi!  That’s right, our very own blog will be receiving a 2014 Heritage Award for Preservation Education from the Mississippi Heritage Trust at the awards luncheon in Tupelo June 10.  I wonder if E.L. Malvaney will show up to accept… Read More ›


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