I know yesterday I promised a post about the buildings that were proposed but not approved for Mississippi Landmark designation, but I’m still working on some background research about that subject, which is more complex than transparent, so instead we’ll… Read More ›
Month: December 2014
Mississippi Landmarks 2014
Today’s end-of-year list is of all the buildings that the Mississippi Department of Archives and History designated as Mississippi Landmarks. Often confused with the National Register, which is administered by the National Park Service, the Mississippi Landmark designation is completely under the control of the MDAH Board of Trustees, and it is the stronger designation because it gives MDAH the authority to review any proposed alterations to the landmark, including demolition.
Auld Lang Syne: Friends We Lost in 2014
It’s time to start our traditional MissPres end-of-year lists for 2014 and as usual, we begin with a sad list of lost historic buildings. Some of these have gotten attention through the year, some haven’t, but I think it’s important… Read More ›
A Merry MissPres Christmas 2014
Merry Christmas from Preservation in Mississippi
Happy Hanukkah Y’all! 2014
A holiday that is celebrated with fried food? What Mississippian wouldn’t like that? Tonight (really Dec. 23, but I pressed the “Publish” button too soon) will be the eighth night of Hanukkah. MissPres is marking the occasion with photos of the Congregation Beth Israel… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 12-22-2014
One happy story for this week’s Christmas reading. Clarion-Ledger writer Sherry Lucas reported this weekend that the Merrill-Maley House, built around 1910, on Jackson’s N. State Street finally has a new owner after years of standing vacant. Left in the middle… Read More ›
Modern Meridian Tour 12.13.14
If you were not able to make it to the Modern Meridian Tour last Saturday, you really missed out on a special opportunity to see some places not generally open to the public. The morning started in the Crestwood Elementary… Read More ›
Chris Risher: Colonial Revivalist?
I’ve often admired this little brick commercial building on Old Canton Road in Jackson, just south of Highland Village for its use of traditional motifs like the brick veneer, columned gallery, pilastered door surround, and other thoughtful details in what is clearly a 1960s or 1970s building.
Suzassippi’s Mississippi Church Tour: Please sign the visitor’s card
In her Historic Churches of Mississippi (Sherry Pace, with Richard J. Cawthon, 2007, University Press of Mississippi), Pace takes us on a tour of churches throughout the state. Cawthon’s Lost Churches of Mississippi (2010, University Press of Mississippi) added the… Read More ›
Yes Virginia, there is hope for the Meridian Police Department
OK preservationists, finish up those letters to Santa and get your comments in to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in support of Mississippi Landmark status for the Meridian Police Department. The salient facts: The building is a watershed of… Read More ›
Suzassippi’s Mississippi: Canted Corner Entrances
I adore corner entrances, aka canted, beveled, angled. Something about them does, always has, always will, appeal to me. Quick, pop quiz: Where are the two entrances featured above? It’s nearing the end of the year, so here is a… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 12-8-2014
Modernism tour in Meridian, Holiday Home tour in Leland, county demolitions in Vicksburg, a plea to save the Natchez bluff, and a mannequin named Paulette who greets visitors from her porch in Carrollton.
December 5, 1953 Vicksburg Tornado
Sixty One years ago today Vicksburg suffered a devastating tornado. The National Weather Service has on their webpage an interactive map of Vicksburg, accessible at http://www.weather.gov/jan/1953_vicksburgtornado [original link here https://web.archive.org/web/20160415044316/http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jan/?n=1953_vicksburgtornado ] The map gives a spacial understanding to the events and is… Read More ›
MDAH announces 2014 CHPG grants
From the MDAH website, posted December 3, 2014. $2.15M Awarded to Preservation Projects At a special meeting on December 3 the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History awarded more than $2 million on behalf of… Read More ›
New Deal in Mississippi: Columbus Post Office and Mural
The Columbus post office (1937-1939) in Lowndes County is another of the federal buildings funded and constructed by the New Deal Administration. In the case of Columbus, the result was a Stripped Classic building, which was described as …largest and… Read More ›
Taking an Architectural Tour this Christmas?
Suddenly the Christmas season has snuck up, and I’ve been remiss in alerting the MissPres universe to the special architectural tours and open houses around the state, starting this coming weekend. Feel free to add in the comments any tours… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 12-1-2014
All the preservation news that’s fit to print, from Jackson to Natchez, from Meridian to Vicksburg, from Holly Springs to Rodney, and even some historical archaeology thrown in because it’s Monday!