Preservation in Mississippi! That’s right, our very own blog will be receiving a 2014 Heritage Award for Preservation Education from the Mississippi Heritage Trust at the awards luncheon in Tupelo June 10. I wonder if E.L. Malvaney will show up to accept… Read More ›
Month: May 2014
Today we begin a series based on the Mississippi entries from the 1976 document A Nation in Motion: Historic American Transportation Sites. The informal compilation sprang from a 1973 suggestion by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to the United States Department… Read More ›
Thoughtful citizens must realize that when a nation ceases to build, it begins to cease to live. It is a curious fact, subject to verification in the history of civilized societies the world around, that architecture and all the other arts of peace are a responsibility that the whole community necessarily must bear. Not adventurously, then, but with deep and deliberate purpose does the United State even in time of trouble engage its resources of wealth and men in construction endeavors of the kind represented by your new Memorial.
Are you all signed up for the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference in Tupelo next month? An all-star cast of Mississippi’s most creative and innovative preservationists will share their extensive knowledge about how to make projects come alive in your neck of the woods.
Not only over “street”, but over two big feet he towers over everybody else. He hails from Eastabutchie, wherever that is. His entanglement with the clouds is his ever-ready excuse for being late. Hobby, using up any-body’s blueprint paper he happens to come across. Chief occupation, drawing.
This photo was probably taken around 1950, as many of the buildings shown were built in 1948. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_Mississippi_Community_College
This post is slightly off-topic, but it’s preservation-related because who among us hasn’t seen an old building in the process of being swallowed by kudzu? A friend sent me this article and I thought it deserved to have a new… Read More ›
I have some suggestions! Invite your favorite elected official to lunch. Wait until dessert to begin a gentle tirade about the importance of historic preservation. Attend one of the many fun and educational historic preservation programs taking place around the… Read More ›
In honor of the closing of another oyster season I’d like to share an architecture & oyster book quote, along with some images from the 2009 National Register Nomination form of the Wiener House located in Jackson.
This post is the eleventh and final in a series reprinting the Mississippi Pilgrimage booklet of 1974. See also Natchez Holly Springs Columbus Woodville Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast Vicksburg Oxford Jackson and Raymond Meridian
May is National Preservation Month! For the seventh year the City of Biloxi, Biloxi Bay Chamber, Biloxi Main Street, Biloxi Public Schools, and the Local History & Genealogy Department of the Biloxi Public Library have teamed up to present the award-winning Preservation in… Read More ›