Those passing Gloster Square at 619 North Gloster Street in Tupelo might easily miss the significance of the place. The low-slung buildings hardly suggest the sleek modern look that once heralded a new age of travel in Mississippi. Builder Cy… Read More ›
Month: October 2014
Preservation news from Meridian, Jackson, Vicksburg, Pascagoula, and Port Gibson. Saying goodbye to old friends and getting to know new ones.
WOOD JUNIOR COLLEGE, MATHISTON, MISSISSIPPI 39752. Aerial View. Founded 1886–United Methodist Related–Southern Association Accreditation–Friendly Atmosphere–Individualized Attention–Low Student/Teacher Ration–400 Rural Acres.
At the October 17 meeting of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees, the trustees voted to consider the Meridian Police Department as a Mississippi Landmark. The City of Meridian has requested permission to demolish this outstanding modernist building, but has not announced any plans for the site.
Recently I acquired Morris Lapidus: The Architecture of Joy, with no inkling of a Mississippi, but found out that we may have some of this nationally famous architect’s work here in the Magnolia State.
Last week we toured the WPA-built Lynville school building, with some good news about efforts to restore the building for community use. The home economics building was constructed that same year, in 1941. Mississippi, like many other states, often utilized… Read More ›
A while back, MissPreser W. White alerted me to a vintage publication called “Creative Ideas in Glass” for sale online. Published quarterly as “an architectural review” by specialty glass manufacturer American Saint Gobain, the brief, color booklet doesn’t have a… Read More ›
New at the time construction materials and techniques were used. Exterior walls are of strand steel and poured concrete. It has a slate roof. (“Get together held at Lynville school.” 10/23/2013. Kemper County Messenger) The WPA financed school building was… Read More ›
The Buena Vista Hotel-Motel, Biloxi, Miss., convention center on the Golden Mississippi Gulf Coast, offers the finest in modern Hotel-Motel accommodations. Complete convention and resort facilities on U.S. Highway 90.
As you know, the MDAH Board of Trustees will be voting next Friday on whether to place the Meridian Police Station, designed in 1975-1977 by one of Mississippi’s most talented Modernists, Chris Risher, under consideration as a Mississippi Landmark. This… Read More ›
Macon’s City Hall, looking remarkably like several of the red brick Colonial Revival post offices built in Mississippi during the New Deal years, was constructed 1938-1939 through Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, project #Miss 1366-F. Architects P. J. Krouse and L. L. Brasfield of Meridian designed the building.
Two fall pilgrimages have snuck up on me, but you still have time to take advantage of the cooler fall weather that is promised for this weekend and beyond by taking a trek to explore some of Mississippi’s historic landmarks.
If you haven’t read last week’s post on Gasometers, this post follows up on that discussion of the hulking, black, iron lungs that eased up and down at all hours of the day and night, depending on gas demand (for lighting, heating & cooking) and the manufacturer’s supply. We pondered what towns had gas works and the mysterious gasometers that were required to store the manufactured gas.