Name This Place 7.1.1

If you’re just joining us, you’ve picked a great time. We’re at the very start of our Name This Place: Capitol Edition contest, wherein MissPres readers battle for the much-coveted title of Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire. At the end of the week, maybe it will be you standing on that podium while the National Anthem plays and the whole world watches in awe.

Remember the rules.  We will start out with a soft ball.  Ready, Set, Go!


Categories: Architectural Research, Contest, Historic Preservation

9 replies

  1. Old Capitol, Jackson – William Nichols, architect


  2. As Thomas said, a softball to start us out. Two points for W. One point awaits any other readers who can offer extra information.


  3. That is correct. Although W I think you knocked me over in your fury to answer.


  4. I know I only get one point for adding info – but I’m going to take as much additional info out of play as I can:

    Construction began on the Greek Revival building in 1936 and was finished in 1840. It has undergone several restorations over the years – 1917 by Theodore Link who was the architect for the New Capitol, 1954 by E.L. Malvaney, 1958-1960 by Overstreet, Ware & Ware and the post Katrina work done by Robert Parker Adams.

    The Old Capitol was placed on the National Register in 1969. In 1990, it was named a National Historic Landmark. Pre-Katrina, it’s major use had developed into being the home of the Museum of Mississippi History – now it is the Old Capitol Museum and focuses on the building and Mississippi political history.


  5. You gotta be in it to win it.


  6. What a gorgeous picture. I should get a point for taking it.


  7. Old Capitol, Jackson. Front Portico; southwest corner.


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