Are you in the mood for fun, quirky and quite fantastic architecture? So are we! At times misunderstood when constructed, modernist buildings are now considered the “new historic,” with a whole new audience of enthusiastic building-huggers awakening to the creative… Read More ›
Month: November 2014
Charnley-Norwood House Is “Best of the South”
A big congratulations to all involved in the painstaking restoration of the Charnley-Norwood House, which received the Best of the South award from the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH)! Designed by Louis Sullivan on the beachfront in… Read More ›
New Deal in Mississippi: Macon Community House
Macon’s Emergency Relief Administration-financed community house was constructed in the Craftsman bungalow style, and is currently used as the American Legion Hut, Post 63 for Noxubee County (Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Historic Resources Inventory; Barrow, 2001, NRHP nomination… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 11-17-2014
News updates from Jackson, Greenwood, DeSoto County, Waverley Mansion, and Ocean Springs.
Friday Puzzler: Auburn Stair
Today’s puzzler comes from a black and white HABS photo of Auburn’s famous circular stair in Natchez. It’s a little more difficult than some of our previous puzzles, but by now, I’m sure you’re all pros. There are 63 pieces,… Read More ›
Mid-Century Medical: Jackson’s University Plaza
A while back, Thomas Rosell introduced us to University Plaza, a group of Modernist medical clinics in Jackson just south of Memorial Stadium. Specifically, Thomas’ post focused on the clinic of Drs. Johnson and Wiener, designed by J.T. Liddle and… Read More ›
Veterans Day 2014
This day we honor veterans of all of America’s wars, but especially our doughboys of the Great War, which began in 1914 and consumed a generation of men. Meridian’s World War I monument was dedicated November 11, 1927. All photos downloaded… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 11-10-2014
Much adoing out in the Mississippi preservation world in the last two weeks. Let’s get started. Former Mississippi First Lady Carroll Waller died Tuesday, October 28, in Jackson. Mrs. Waller was instrumental in the last major renovation of the Governor’s… Read More ›
Mississippi Architect, Dec. 1964: Architects’ Office
I have tried and failed to figure out where the architects’ office featured in the December 1964 issue of Mississippi Architect might be and am beginning to suspect that it fell victim to that “projected interstate highway” mentioned in the article, presumably… Read More ›
Mississippi Architect, Dec. 1964: With Faith We Build
It’s been a while since we had a Mississippi Architect post, so it’s high time we get back to it. If you’ve joined us recently, we started reprinting articles from The Mississippi Architect, a magazine published monthly by the Mississippi AIA… Read More ›
Abandoned Mississippi: Pinewood Motor Court
Three years ago, after a long day of bumping around Vicksburg looking at cool old stuff, I decided to take one of my favorite stretches of highway back to Jackson, Highway 80 between Vicksburg and Edwards. It was about this… Read More ›
Where Have All Jackson’s Harper Meter Covers Gone?
A month or two ago, I realized that my dear old sturdy Jackson-born-and-bred Harper water meter cover had been replaced by a cheap plastic classless top. Now, a rusty anonymous iron cover has been plopped down in my yard as a poor attempt at replacing this piece of Jackson history.
Help Paint Waverley Mansion!
Contribute to the Friends of Waverley Mansion campaign and get the chance to go up into the cupola!