Month: April 2009

Jackson’s Municipal Library

The Northside Sun published an article last week about the old Municipal Library in Jackson. Besides being a pretty cool Modern structure designed by the prominent Jackson firm of N.W. Overstreet & Associates, the building is significant for its Civil Rights… Read More ›

MHT Preservation Curriculum

At the MHT business luncheon on Friday, Lolly Barnes mentioned the MHT Preservation Curriculum, now undergoing testing with 10 master teachers around the state. Five (out of eight) lesson plans authored by Chuck Yarborough of the Mississippi School for Math and… Read More ›

Experience Mississippi! Report

Friday (4-24), I attended Experience Mississippi!, this year’s preservation conference sponsored jointly by the Mississippi Heritage Trust and the Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History. We met in the Old Capitol’s House of Representatives chamber. The theme of the conference… Read More ›

And the winner is . . .

You’ve finally reached the exciting conclusion to the epic trilogy of Columbus Pilgrimage. I know you’ve been anxiously awaiting the announcement of my favorite house on the tour. If only I knew how to do a drumroll here. I guess… Read More ›

The Tax Man Cometh

It’s tax day, ya’ll! You know what you have to do: count up all the doors and windows in your house (jib doors count as two doors and one window), also count each room including closets. Any wardrobes if you… Read More ›

Columbus Pilgrimage Report

I spent two days last week making the rounds at the Columbus Pilgrimage, my first time at that pilgrimage. Stayed at the Lincoln House, behind the Amzi Love House, which was nice–enjoyed walking out through the jib windows and sitting on the… Read More ›

NR Joins Flickr

Wow, the National Register office is getting so hip to the lingo, they’re now posting photos on Flickr! I’m not sure whether they plan to add all the National Register photos from their entire collection from the last 40 years or… Read More ›

Historic Windows/Energy Efficiency

Post Ratings: Negativity: 3; Thoughtfulness: 3 Following up on my unexpectedly popular Green = Energy Efficient? here’s a good, in-depth discussion about historic windows. I like it because it counters the many myths about historic windows (and by extension historic buildings)… Read More ›

Experience Mississippi!

Waiting for me upon my return to the friendly confines of Mississippi was the brochure announcing the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s historic preservation conference Experience Mississippi! For those of you who skipped out on the Mississippi Historical Society’s conference (you know… Read More ›

Red Hot Truck Stop, Meridian

In Friday morning’s SAH session on Architecture of the Road, Ethel Goodstein-Murphree of the University of Arkansas gave an enlightening paper called “The Common Place of the Common Carrier: The American Truck Stop.” She devoted a whole section to the Red… Read More ›