You might already be in town for the MHT conference, or you’ll be heading that way this morning. Either way it should be a busy two days with all the sessions planned. Some of my favorite places will be part of the program (East Sixth Street USO Building, Hub City lofts) but if you have any free time and would like to get about town to see the sights here is a short list of some of my favorite places to see every time I’m visiting Hattiesburg. These are in no particular order….
Ogletree House, USM. It’s amazing to see the before and after of this tornado damaged structure.
Eaton School. 1136 Mc Innis Ave. Each time I drive by I hope that the city would provide some kind of protection to this structure. But the city seems bound and determined to see this historic school building destroyed. I usually pass by to make sure it’s still standing, and enjoy it while I can.
University Heights neighborhood. This neighborhood south and west of Forrest General Hospital has some nice mid-century modern homes, including the home of architect Carl Matthes Jr.
The Hercules Employee Club. 610 W. Seventh Street. It takes a preservationists’ eye to see the potential in this Art Moderne delight.
Parkhaven Neighborhood. Hardy Street & 22nd Avenue. Lots of neat houses. Plus who doesn’t like to drive through an arch?
Any Misspresers have a Hattiesburg favorite or favorites that are not to be missed? Let everyone know in the comment section! Hope to see you in Hattiesburg.