Month: February 2009

MDA’s Cultural Corners Program

This article in the Vicksburg Post about five towns being named Cultural Corners communities reminded me of this new, not-yet-well-known heritage tourism program begun by the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). According to the article: MDA’s Certified Cultural Corners Program was launched… Read More ›

The Return of Modernism

All this has happened before, and will happen again. At least that’s what I’ve learned from 4 seasons of Battlestar Galactica, along with lots of impenetrable mythology.  So, I shouldn’t be surprised that Modernism has come back around. To me, the resurrection… Read More ›

Preservation and Exploration

Over at Preservation in Pink Kaitlin muses about the “Urban Exploration Movement.”  She asks: “Urban Explorers aren’t the typical preservationists, but are their hearts in the right place? Or would something like this have a negative effect? After all, preservation is more than… Read More ›

Historic Schools/Stimulus Package (II)

More specific information from the Christian Science Monitor about what the allegedly final stimulus package contains:  Local school districts get to divvy up $40 billion for paying teachers and school upgrades.  But importantly for preservation and in contrast to Pres. Obama’s statements about… Read More ›

Delta Queen (II)

Matt Hurley at Weapons of Mass Discussion concludes “It is amazing that this situation hasn’t been fixed yet…”  I totally agree–it seems obvious to me that grounding the Delta Queen is the wrong thing to do. Everyone wants safety, of… Read More ›

Abandoned in the City

A second in a series of articles in the Clarion-Ledger about abandoned buildings in our capital city.  I say abandoned because they’re not just vacant, waiting for their next occupant–more, they’ve been abandoned by their owners, left to the destroyers…. Read More ›

Vacant City

A sad article (one of many in recent years, I’m afraid) in the Clarion-Ledger about the thousands of abandoned houses in Jackson.   Jackson has more than 12,300 vacant houses among its 76,000 households, according to U.S. Census figures. The… Read More ›