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
A Nation in Motion: Railroad Structures
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 ›
Memorial Day 2014
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.
An All-Star Cast
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.
Architect Pics: Young N.W. Overstreet
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.
Mississippi by Air: Northeast Miss. Jr. College, 1958
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
Say It With Me!
The Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference and Heritage Awards Luncheon is right around the corner! As you can imagine, we are all quite busy making plans for this fun get-together in Tupelo. Of all the tasks on my list, the… Read More ›
Newspaper Clippings: Hospitals in Every County
Rural and small-town hospitals have been in the news lately, and it reminded me of this article from 1948, a period of great optimism in public health when Mississippi’s network of public hospitals was the talk of the nation. Mississippi… Read More ›
Mommy, where did all the kudzu come from? Highway Engineers, dear.
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 ›
How Are You Celebrating Historic Preservation Month?
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 ›
Modern Architecture Is Like An Oyster
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.
Mississippi Pilgrimage 1974–Carrollton and Sardis
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
Biloxi’s Preservation In May 2014 Events
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 ›
Mississippi’s Downtown Renaissance
Thinking of all our friends around the state who are picking up the pieces today from this week’s tornadoes. In honor of these great towns, where so many good things are happening, I thought I would share a story from… Read More ›