Mississippi’s beloved New Capitol moved a big step toward becoming a National Historic Landmark last week, according to the MDAH Historic Preservation Division’s Facebook post:
This Monday at the historic Charles Sumner School in Washington DC, Ken P’Pool, Mississippi’s Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, presented the NHL nomination for the New Capitol to the Landmarks Committee of the National Park Service Advisory Board. The Committee, composed of historians and architectural scholars from all over the country, noted the well-researched and well-written nomination by architectural historian Richard Cawthon, and especially appreciated how the nomination highlighted the creativity and flexibility of Beaux Arts classicism in this Deep South state. The Committee unanimously voted to recommend the building for NHL status. This moves the nomination to the NPS Advisory Board, which will meet in May 2016. You can read the nomination here: http://www.nps.gov/nhl/news/LC/fall2015/MSStateCapitol.pdf.
Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!
Categories: Capitols Old & New
This is great news and long over due.