Call for Mississippi’s Best Preservation Projects

The Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) has issued a call for nominations for their “Best of the South” award, with nominations due July 1, 2014. As you may recall, Mississippi has snagged two of these awards in the past: Beauvoir (2009) and Hattiesburg’s 6th Street USO (2010). Seems like it’s time to win another award, if you ask me. SESAH meets in Fayetteville, Arkansas this year, October 29-31, a nice time to visit the mountains and see some of Fay Jones’ masterworks. Maybe some of MHT’s Restoration awardees will decide to try for this regional honor?


2014 Best of the South Award

Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH)

The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians seeks nominations for the Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award. This annual award honors a project that preserves or restores an historic building, or complex of buildings, in an outstanding manner and that demonstrates excellence in research, technique, and documentation. Projects in the twelve-state (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia) region of SESAH that were completed in 2012 or 2013 are eligible.

Nominations should consist of no more than two typed pages of description, and be accompanied by hard copy illustrations and any other supporting material. A cover letter should identify the owner of the project, the use of the building(s), and the names of all the major participants of the project.

Send three (3) copies to Ruben A. Acosta, 225 N 44th St Apt 529 Lincoln NE 68503.


Deadline: July 1, 2014.

For more information about the award and SESAH, visit

Categories: Preservation People/Events, Renovation Projects

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