“Meet Modern Jackson” Bus Tour

This event popped up on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Facebook page yesterday, and I’ve also seen it on posters around Jackson this week:


Jackson became the hub of Modernist architecture in the state when its population exploded after World War II . Learn about these Modern landmarks and the architects who designed them, including in the Fondren commercial district, Woodland Hills, Medgar Evers’ post-war subdivision, and Eastover. After a brief slide preview by architectural historian Jennifer Baughn, participants will board the bus to explore. Lunch at Brent’s Drugs in Jackson’s first shopping center is included. Tour is $40. To register call 601-359-6953 or email clg@mdah.state.ms.us.

The tour is scheduled for Friday, April 26, from 9 AM to 4 PM and will begin at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building at 200 North Street in downtown Jackson. Maybe I’ll see you there!

Categories: Jackson, Preservation People/Events

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