Month: March 2009

Coolest Ole Miss Buildings

I will now announce my much-anticipated nominations for “Coolest Ole Miss Buildings.” To appeal to all segments of my vast reading audience, I have two nominations: one from the 19th century, the other so far into the 20th century, you’ll… Read More ›

The New Yankee Stadium

Paul Goldberger has an interesting critique of the two new baseball stadia (which sounds so much more knowledgeable than “stadiums” don’t you think?) in New York City in this week’s New Yorker. Now, just because I read the New Yorker… Read More ›

Gulfport Library update

A third public meeting about the future of Gulfport Library took place on Thursday (the 12th) and this one seems to have actually produced some encouraging movement on all sides. According to the Sun-Herald article, the many interested parties, including… Read More ›

New Events Calendar

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed a new little feature I’ve added to Preservation in Mississippi, a calendar of events that I hope we can use to keep ourselves apprised of all the stuff going on around the state… Read More ›

Release Me, You Fiend!

Earlier this week, I was walking around downtown Jackson, past the Old Capitol (1839), past the Lamar Life Building (1925), the Governor’s Mansion (1840), the U.S. Courthouse (1933), over to Jackson City Hall (1846), the Hinds County Courthouse (1930), and… Read More ›

Meridian City Hall

An interesting article in the Meridian Star on Sunday about the cost of renovating the Meridian City Hall. I like it when writers take the time to point out the complexities of the issue at hand, and it sounds like City… Read More ›

Last Hope for Carr Central?

Here’s sending good thoughts to Carr Central–an amazing 1920s school and Vicksburg landmark. I still don’t understand why the historic preservation tax credits amounting to, I think, 45% of the total cost, aren’t enough to get this project going, but… Read More ›

Update on Philadelphia

Thanks to tsj1957 for sending along the link to the Neshoba Democrat article about last Monday’s historic preservation commission meeting in Philadelphia. As I’m sure you recall from my previous post because you read every last word in every post I’ve… Read More ›

Historical Society Report

A good crowd, with an average age of, ooooh, let’s just say, above the average age of the rest of Mississippi, showed up to the Old Capitol Friday and Saturday for the annual meeting of the Mississippi Historical Society. For the first… Read More ›