We took a break during April from the polling for the 101 Mississippi Places to See Before You Die list, but now that it’s May, it’s time to get back into it.
As a reminder of where we’ve been, we’ve polled in three of the four corners of the state (Natchez, Coast, Northeast) and then the Center. For the next two weeks, the Oxford/Holly Springs area, which includes Panola and Tate counties, will be open for polling. Pick up to 13 historic places of the 26 that you think should be considered for the final list of 101 Mississippi Places to See Before You Die.
Below you will find the list linked to at least a picture and, if available, other resources to help you perform due diligence before you vote.
As in previous polls, this list was gathered from readers comments in the open suggestion period, and if you missed the chance to suggest then, sorry, too late now.
Oxford/Holly Springs area
- Ammadelle, Oxford (1859-1861) [National Historic Landmark, HABS]
- Rowan Oak, Oxford (1840s) [National Historic Landmark, HABS]
- St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Oxford (1855-1860) [National Register, HABS]
- Oxford City Hall (1883-1886) [HABS]
- Lafayette County Courthouse, Oxford (1871) [National Register, HABS]
- Square Books, Oxford (c.1880)
- Sullivan-Stone-Freeland law office building, Oxford (c.1870)
- First Presbyterian Church, Oxford (1881)
- Cook House, Oxford (1991) [Samuel Mockbee, archt.]
- The Lyceum, University of Mississippi (1848) [National Historic Landmark, HABS]
- Ventress Hall, University of Mississippi (1889) [National Historic Landmark, HABS]
- Barnard Observatory, University of Mississippi (1856-59) [National Register, HABS]
- College Hill Presbyterian Church, Lafayette County (c.1844) [National Register]
- Old Taylor Grocery, Taylor
- Mississippi Industrial College, Holly Springs [National Register]
- Chalmers Institute, Holly Springs (1850) [National Register]
- Walter Place, Holly Springs (1860) [HABS]
- Cedarhurst, Holly Springs (1857) [HABS]
- Airliewood, Holly Springs (1858) [HABS]
- Hillside, Holly Springs (1861)
- Oakleigh, Holly Springs (1858) [HABS]
- Philip’s Grocery, Holly Springs (1882)
- First Presbyterian Church, Holly Springs (1860)
- Illinois Central Railroad Depot, Holly Springs (1858) [HABS]
- Tate County Courthouse, Senatobia [1875) [National Register]
- St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Sardis (1891)
Categories: 101 MissPres Places, Contest
There are so many wonderful places on this list that it’s hard to choose, particularly in Holly Springs.
Just vote for anything anywhere except in Oxford and Ole Miss.
What, no Graceland Too?!