Well, this week has gotten away from me, even with Tom doing most of the blogging, so I don’t have time for a full news roundup. But I wanted to make sure to recognize the passing of a building that I… Read More ›
Month: October 2009
Tucked away in the southwestern corner of Mississippi below Natchez lies Woodville, a relatively undiscovered town of considerable charm. Woodville is the county seat and traditional market town of Wilkinson County. While the county was founded in 1802, the town wasn’t… Read More ›
In case you lost track yesterday during the final flurry of this week’s Name That Place, Carunzel won the title Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire by grabbing the bonus point early Friday morning and another point in the final round. Congratulations Carunzel!… Read More ›
Here’s an opportunity for a bonus point for whoever can name this building and its location. No extra points for those who come in afterward. I offer this bonus purely out of the goodness that overflows my kind heart.
Here’s the first place in this week’s Name That Place contest. Remember to include the name of the town or community when you answer.
I found this to-die-for postcard showing Jackson’s Trustmark Bank (formerly First National Bank) building a few weeks ago and was surprised to win it on eBay. Opened in 1956, the building was designed by two Jackson architectural firms, James T. Canizaro and Overstreet, Ware & Ware… Read More ›
Of all the jarring and tragic images which poured forth in a torrent in the aftermath of Katrina, among the most poignant were those of the ruins of the Tivoli Hotel. The gaping holes in the building immediately told a… Read More ›
OK, so it’s not historic preservation, but anyone who likes old houses would have to enjoy the thrill of being surrounded by antique autos. I think some of the same things that attract us to historic buildings-craftsmanship, quality materials, attention to… Read More ›
Whenever I go up toward Oxford, I like to check in on the Bynum School off the beaten track in Panola County. I’ve been around to lots of places that used to have Rosenwald schools, and as far as I… Read More ›