The community of Zama, in Attala County, was named for the daughter of one of the town’s founders. The first school building was constructed in 1907, and in 1949, Edgar Lucian Malvaney designed a new classroom building.
Month: September 2014
Ray Stadium, Meridian High School
This week marks the first day of fall and high school football season is well underway. Summer sweet treats have turned into Friday night lights. Ray Stadium was built in 1937 for Meridian Senior High – Junior College. The stadium originally sat… Read More ›
This fall is a busy time at the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s coast office, and not just for critters. Last Monday, we were thrilled to share this architectural masterpiece with Main Streeters from Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas who were in Ocean Springs for the Destination Downtown conference. Then on Saturday, architect Ligia Romer shared her thoughts on the “Frank versus Louis” debate with over thirty guests. Her lecture series will continue on October 18 with “Period versus Progress” and November 15 with “The Big Story and the Small Town,” both at 2:00 p.m.
Newspaper Clippings: Rambling Around Jackson, 1888
I wish I could claim credit for discovering this little nugget, but an archivist friend dug it out and passed it on to me. Jackson may still seem a small town to some, but as you’ll read below, back in… Read More ›
The Last Of The Mississippi Gasometers?
Several years ago Malvaney asked us the question what happened to the street car system that were so prevalent in towns large and small across Mississippi at the turn of the 20th century. These lines not only brought transportation but… Read More ›
New Capitol Under Renovation
If you’ve been in downtown Jackson recently you may have noticed that the Capitol has sprouted scaffolding. It’s the beginning of a long-overdue $7.4 million renovation.
To Preserve and Protect
Designed by eminent Mississippi architect Chris Risher, the Meridian Police Department is a watershed of modernist design worthy of preservation. Reflecting international trends in architecture, the building represents Meridian’s aspirations in the 1970s to become a city of architectural renown. The City of Meridian recently submitted a request to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for a permit to demolish this intriguing building.
Holly Springs’ Wrecking Ball this Saturday
The grounds of Chalmers Institute will come alive with a host of artists, authors, musicians and historians who have donated their appearances for the evening. The Ball will not only highlight regional cultural treasures, but also provide dinner and beverages and a silent auction featuring regional art!
Flora School Mystery
Here is another one of those intriguing mysteries that I cannot solve, and I have been trying since August 4th. The building pictured is currently being used as the Administration Building for the Madison County School system, and is located… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 9-15-2014
News from Jackson, West Point, Meridian, Philadelphia, Columbus, and did I mention Meridian?
Break Out Those Markers!
The Mississippi Heritage Trust is calling all young artists to share their drawings, paintings, sculptures and photographs of the historic places that matter the most to them. In addition to being featured on the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s online gallery, a few… Read More ›
Before: The 1942 Works Progress Administration Clinton Elementary School; After: The 2014 Residence Hall
This beautiful Colonial Revival building was designed by architect J. M. Spain and constructed by the Works Progress Administration in 1942. It will be replaced by a MIssissippi College residence hall.
Happy 158th Birthday to Louis Sullivan
Father of Modern Architecture and part time Mississippian Louis Sullivan would have celebrated his 158th birthday this week. To honor his birth here is an excerpt from his autobiography which is entitled Autobiography of an Idea. In this excerpt Sullivan discusses… Read More ›
Friday Videos: Charnley-Norwood House
On this early September Friday, close your office door and take your federally mandated 15-minute break watching these two well-done videos about the Charnley-Norwood House in Ocean Springs. For those of you unfamiliar with the house, I will just say… Read More ›
Listen Up! Student Art Competition-Silent Dream of Square Books by Conor Hultman
Silent Dream of Square Books by Conor Hultman, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Columbus Square Books, under a cozy and comfortable façade, hold the history of human trials and triumph through corridors of the written word, past the covers… Read More ›
New Deal in Mississippi: Greenwood Underpass, AKA Main Street Railway Bridge Crossing
Named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008, and a Mississippi Landmark in 2010, the Main Street Railway Bridge hails from 1938, and a combined effort of the Mississippi State Highway Department and funding from the Works Progress Administration. … Read More ›