Happy Halloween! I think the Great Pumpkin brought us treats early, but unfortunately there is one “trick” in the round up this week. First, news out of Natchez where Stanton Hall has had structural engineers examining the building to locate… Read More ›
Month: October 2011
Old Capitol Follies: Almost a Panic in the Senate!
In the last Old Capitol Follies, the American Architect and Building News gave us a serious look at Jackson in 1890, including the sad shape of the Old Capitol. By 1896, the building had declined even further as legislators debated… Read More ›
Travelling by Trolley in Mississippi: Memphis and Lakeview Railway
Today’s post is Chapter 6 in our series re-printing Frank Brooks’ “Travelling by Trolley in Mississippi: Stories about Streetcars.” View other posts in the series at the “Streetcars” tab. ——————————– Lakeview, in DeSoto County, was the terminus of the Memphis… Read More ›
Mississippi Architect, March 1964: South Hills Branch Library
Jackson’s South Hills Branch Library was the Mississippi subject of the March 1964 issue of Mississippi Architect. Now known as Richard Wright Library, the building is still in use as a library, although the original front entrance is now sadly… Read More ›
Mississippi Architect, March 1964: Cost and Light
It’s been a while since our last post re-printing the Mississippi Architect, a monthly magazine published by the Mississippi chapter of the American Institute of Architects. So let’s jump back in with the March 1964 issue. As you may recall,… Read More ›
Delta Poll Results
The results are in for the Delta poll, and they show that I was wrong once again in my expectations. I really thought more Delta folk would turn out to vote for their favorite place, but in the end, we… Read More ›
Going Inside: St. Michael’s Church, Biloxi
I recently bought a couple of postcards showing the interior of St. Michael’s Church in Biloxi, and it reminded me that I had taken a few pictures inside myself a while back when I was down on the Coast. If… Read More ›
Travelling by Trolley in Mississippi: Laurel
Today’s post is Chapter 5 in our series re-printing Frank Brooks’ “Travelling by Trolley in Mississippi: Stories about Streetcars.” View other posts in the series at the “Streetcars” tab. ———————————————– Mississippi was not one of the states which boasted an… Read More ›
See Prospect Hill With Your Own Eyes!
There’s a saying, “To see what few have seen, you must go where few have gone.” In a few weeks, on Saturday, November 12, you will have the opportunity to go where few have gone (at least legally) when the… Read More ›
New Opportunities for Historic Schools?
Since the early days of MissPres, I’ve noted the often unnecessary demolition of historic schools and the lack of maintenance of those still operating as schools. Off the top of my head, I can name just a few of the… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 10-17-2011
Compared to the last couple of Mondays, this week’s roundup feels pretty short. So after you’ve caught up on the news, go check out the voting on the Delta Poll for our 101 Places list. We’re going to start in… Read More ›
Halfway through the Delta Poll
With 269 votes, the Delta poll has another week to go. Not unexpectedly, given that the Abandoned Mt. Holly post from 18 months ago is still one of the top hits here on MissPres, Lake Washington’s Mt. Holly is currently… Read More ›
Eastland Building Bidding Heating Up
Jackson’s Art Deco Eastland Federal Building is on the auction block, with bidding ending tomorrow afternoon. Three bids were placed today, with the top bid at $851,000. Check out the action at the GSA Auction site.
Travelling by Trolley in Mississippi: Jackson
Today’s post is Chapter 5 in our series re-printing Frank Brooks’ “Travelling by Trolley in Mississippi: Stories about Streetcars.” View other posts in the series at the “Streetcars” tab. ———————————— It has been a good many years since I have… Read More ›
A Laurel Church by Clair M. Jones
A few weeks ago, as you may recall, guest author Mark Davis introduced us to Memphis architect Clair Maurice Jones. Jones not only designed a number of large and regionally famous Modernist works in both Atlanta and Memphis, but also… Read More ›
Old Capitol Follies
Over MissPres’ lifetime, we’ve spent quite a bit of time examining how our New Capitol got built. But come to think about it, we’ve spent not much time at all on why our New Capitol got built. There’s a whole… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 10-10-2011
For the second week in a row, we have a lot of news to share from around the state – so I’m going to get right into it: First, a story we’ve been following out of Columbus for a couple… Read More ›
Architecture on PBS
PBS has two interesting shows playing on architectural themes, one about Gothic cathedrals–which showed earlier this week but is available for online viewing anytime–and another tonight about architect Robert A.M. Stern.
Post Office Reuse Idea
Ran across this slide show story about an old post office that a woman turned into her house. It’s not in Mississippi, but I thought it was a good example of how creative people can be with historic buildings.
101 Mississippi Places: Delta Poll
After a few weeks’ break from our polling, we’re back on the track and coming into the homestretch to cut our initial list of Mississippi places down to what will be the final 101 Mississippi Places to See Before You… Read More ›
Travelling by Trolley in Mississippi: Hattiesburg
Today’s post is Chapter 4 in our series re-printing Frank Brooks’ “Travelling by Trolley in Mississippi: Stories about Streetcars.” View other posts in the series at the “Streetcars” tab. ———————————— The Hattiesburg Traction Company, at its peak of operation, radiated… Read More ›
Washington Monument Updates
Check out several interesting video updates on the damage and on-going assessment at the Washington Monument on the National Park Service’s webpage.
Two New Books For Your Architectural Library
Now that the weather had turned fine, you might feel the urge to curl up with a book, and two new biographies of architects whose work touched Mississippi have just come out to add to your list. In case you… Read More ›
Turning On the Lights…Woodville’s Town Square Comes To Life With the Woodville Lofts
When New Orleans attorney James G. Derbes and his wife Jan Katz first saw the listing for the building in the newspaper they knew that they had to have the property. A short while later in April 2006, Ernesto Caldeira… Read More ›
MissPres Newsroundup 10-3-2011
MissPres may have been off last week (and showing some fun vacation post cards), but the news didn’t stop. In fact, with the cooler weather, I think preservation related news and events are just starting to heat up. October is… Read More ›