Series

Now that Preservation in Mississippi has been around a while, here’s an easy compendium of the various series known and loved by MissPresers.

  • Abandoned Mississippi: Highlighting the abandoned but historic places in the state, especially those still able to be repaired and saved.
  • Architects/Builders Pics: Originally meant to highlight the rare photographs of architects and builders we came across in our research, this series has now evolved to include all sorts of fascinating tidbits about the men who designed and built the buildings we love, including their gravestones.
  • Architectural Word of the Week: Improving our building vocabulary helps us better understand the places we care about and also helps us articulate better arguments for their preservation. 
  • Book Quotes: Excerpts and discussion of books about preservation, architectural history, and Mississippi architecture.
  • From the Archives: Occasional multi-part series highlighting important but usually unpublished or rare documents about Mississippi’s architecture found in libraries or archives.
  • Historic Hotels: An occasional series about the historic hotels of Mississippi, some lost, some grandly restored, some still waiting.
  • Lost Mississippi: Reminding readers of historic places lost over the years due to fire, hurricanes, tornadoes, demolition, or simple neglect.
  • Name This Place: Week-long contests that bring out the competitive juices of MissPres readers, in which the reader who correctly identifies the most historic places wins the coveted title “Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire.”
  • To . . . and Back Again: An occasional series of travel logs about trips around our interesting state.
  • Vacation Postcards: A tradition whenever MissPres goes on vacation: sending back postcards from Mississippi’s early tourist era, the middle of the twentieth century.

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