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
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.
Merry Christmas from Preservation in Mississippi
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 ›
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 ›
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.
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 ›
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 ›
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.
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 ›
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 ›
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!