Month: March 2013
First developed at the turn of the 20th century, Munsell color tools are used for producing physical color standards across a wide range of industries and disciplines to communicate color easily and accurately. Often Preservationist and Conservators use the Munsell Color… Read More ›
The building is fashioned after the style of the old English manor-houses: square built, with wide windows, broad, heavy doors, and solid floors. The doors bear the marks of spurs and bayonets made by Grant’s soldiers as they tried in vain to force their way into stores and mansion, when on the raid from Vicksburg to Jackson in 1863.
According to the MDAH website, the Governor’s Mansion (1839-42, William Nichols) will be closed to tours from April through August as it undergoes some needed infrastrastructure upgrades. The Mississippi Governor’s Mansion is in the midst of a project to help… Read More ›
Crystal Springs, Mississippi was once known as the “Tomatropolis of the World” (and had a big tomato-shaped sign to prove it) and was the largest shipper of tomatoes in the United States (LaTricia M. Nelson-Easley. 2007. Images of America: Copiah… Read More ›
If you’re an architect, contractor, or historic building owner, you might be interested in the following call for nominations from the Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians, which gives out an award to the best historic preservation project in the Southeast… Read More ›
As we continue to refine our new look, would you make a commitment of five seconds or less to answer our little poll? Thank you kindly!
March 22 is to be observed as Rosenwald School Day in Mississippi in the 3,416 negro schools of the state, when special programs covering all phases of negro education and community endeavor will be presented.
Today’s post is a reprint from Mrs. N.D. Deupree’s “Some Historic Homes of Mississippi,” from Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, Vol. VI (1902). One mile northwest of Clinton in Hinds county, on a beautiful slope covered with forest trees… Read More ›
This video is a trailer for the film “Louis Sullivan: The Struggle for American Architecture.” Released in 2010, this interesting film discusses Ocean Springs, Mississippi resident Louis Sullivan’s career and philosophies. Unfortunately, like most scholarly work on Sullivan, it does not… Read More ›
The National Trust has announced a new round of grants up to $20,000 for Rosenwald Schools. Applications are due April 15, 2013.
Jackson in the Civil War, The Black Russian, and Forrest Cooper’s Jackson postcards–something for everyone in the next week!
Spring Pilgrimage time is upon us, and here’s a list of all the known Mississippi home tours, along with a few out-of-state that you might be interested in. Old house and architecture buffs should be first in line for pilgrimage tickets each year.
The home of James L. Alcorn, in Coahoma county, received its name in a most natural way; an eagle had built her nest for many years in a large cottonwood tree in a field adjoining the park which surrounds the residence.
It’s become popular Hollywood sport to show the destruction of the White House in almost every disaster movie. But check out these real life photographs from the National Archives of the gutted building during the Truman renovation in 1950. Be warned, when… Read More ›