Some buildings are so amazing on the outside that you feel compelled to get inside and look around. And then there’s the Ocean Springs Community Center, a concrete-block building with aspirations of Colonial Revival, completed in 1950. But walk inside,… Read More ›
Month: January 2016
The Hickory Flat (Benton County) gymnasium was constructed c. 1948 according to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory. During the 1930s, …rural schools grew into small villages composed of several buildings dedicated to specialized purposes, most… Read More ›
——————— See also: Mid-Century Mississippi: To VA or Not To VA?
One of my favorite Craftsman-style school buildings in the state is actually listed on the National Register as a good example of the Colonial Revival style. But that’s ok, because both I and the MDAH Historic Resources Inventory say that it’s… Read More ›
Carrollton’s rustic style community house was constructed of native pine logs in 1935-1936 by the Works Progress Administration. Carroll Van West, who has documented a number of New Deal Administration works in Tennessee, indicates that the two primary architectural styles… Read More ›
——————————— See other Mississippi Streets: 1920s Yazoo City 1910s Vicksburg 1950s New Albany 1960s Meridian 1930s Camp Shelby 1950s Pascagoula 1960s Neshoba County Fair Drew 1937 Tupelo 1936 Vicksburg 1936 1940s Gulfport 1940s Columbus
Today’s post combines two recent series here on MissPres: bungalows and structures documented by the National Park Service’s Historic American Building Survey (HABS). I ran across this interesting page maintained by the Library of Congress. It highlights a cross section… Read More ›
Back before Jackson’s Veterans Administration Hospital became “Sonny Montgomery Medical Center” and before the building expanded into a labyrinth designed to confuse veterans and their families, the land it sat on was owned by the State of Mississippi. It had… Read More ›
According to Walt Grayson’s Facebook post, the Mississippi River is expected to crest this week at Rodney, where the water was already inside Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Sunday.
This is the inaugural post in what I hope will be a regular series of posts regarding the buildings of Mississippi State University. I should naturally focus the first post on an important, widely known building of historical prominence such… Read More ›
After the recent news of demolished historic buildings, and possible demolition and demolition-by-neglect stories, and the buildings that were lost in 2015, it is always a pleasure to provide a deserving round of applause and highlight the accomplishments of a… Read More ›