Top 11 MissPres posts written in 2015

Before we get too far into 2016, let’s take a look back at the most popular posts written during 2015.  If you missed any of these posts now would be a good chance to catch up.  If you remember them, it might be a good opportunity to revisit…

The Corinthian order at the Madisonia CVS.

The Corinthian order at the Madisonia CVS.

1.Madisonia: Mississippi’s Lost Greco-Roman Colony; 2,192 views

If you haven’t figured it out by now this was an April Fool’s joke.  Being the most popular, lots of folks got in on the joke.

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2.Sad News From Lake Washington; 2,054 views

Sadly not a joke.  With the Mt. Holly posts always having been so popular, the high number of views of this post was no surprise.

Forest Home Plantation, Wilkinson County (c.1850-March 2015). Individually listed on the National Register in 1982, this Greek Revival I-house with double gallery burned to the ground despite valiant efforts from the volunteer fire department.

Forest Home Plantation, Wilkinson County (c.1850-March 2015). Individually listed on the National Register in 1982, this Greek Revival I-house with double gallery burned to the ground despite valiant efforts from the volunteer fire department.

3. Wilkinson County’s Forest Home Plantation Burns; 1,302 views

More sad news to bear, but like W. White recently said, even bad news has to be reported.

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4. Greenville Craftsman: Leavenworth-Wasson-Carroll House; 1,122 views

The most popular Craftsman post of 2015, and rightly so.  I was unaware of this Gustav Stickley design in Greenville until I read this post.

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5. Roadside Mississippi: Green Derby Restaurant, Jackson; 1,073 views

Perhaps due to nostalgia this post about the no longer extant restaurant racked up the views.

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6. New Deal in Mississippi: Leake County Courthouse; 1,051 views

Nothing but good news here in this popular New Deal post.

Peterson House, 3220 Drummond Street, Vicksburg

7. Drummond Street Craftsman; 938

Quite the unique Craftsman house.  Read the post to find out why it is so popular

DENNERY'S SEA FOOD HOUSE, Capacity 200. Famous for Sea Food from Coast to Coast. "The Most Talked about Restaurant in Jackson" Guests invited to Visit our Glassed-in, Stainless Steel Kitchen. Ample Parking. Phone 354-2527. 740 East Silas Broad Street, Jackson, Mississippi.

DENNERY’S SEA FOOD HOUSE, Capacity 200. Famous for Sea Food from Coast to Coast. “The Most Talked about Restaurant in Jackson” Guests invited to Visit our Glassed-in, Stainless Steel Kitchen. Ample Parking. Phone 354-2527. 740 East Silas Broad Street, Jackson, Mississippi.

8. Going Inside: Dennery’s Seafood Restaurant; 858

Another nostalgic restaurant post or maybe everyone was just hungry that day :)

LeFleur's. 119 So. President--Jackson, Miss. Recommended by Duncan Hines. Famous for Southern Cooking--Fine Steaks--New Orleans Seafood Dishes. Lefleur's is named for Louis LeFleur--founder of the City of Jackson, which was originally a small trading post known as LeFleur's Bluff.

LeFleur’s. 119 So. President–Jackson, Miss. Recommended by Duncan Hines. Famous for Southern Cooking–Fine Steaks–New Orleans Seafood Dishes. Lefleur’s is named for Louis LeFleur–founder of the City of Jackson, which was originally a small trading post known as LeFleur’s Bluff.

9. Going Inside: Lefleur’s Restaurant, Jackson; 853 views

Everyone was certainly hungry the day of this post.  Or maybe folks just like going inside?

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10. Belhaven Craftsman: N.W. Overstreet House; 799 views

The handsome home of Mississippi’s own N.W. Overstreet.

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11. Then & Now: Sheraton Motor Inn; 784 views

What did it look like before?  You’ll have to read the post.  Honestly I did not realize this post was so popular.

6th Street USO, Hattiesburg (1942). Significant as the only USO club in the state for African American soldiers during World War II, the USO building was recently re-restored after damage from the 2012 Hattiesburg tornado.

6th Street USO, Hattiesburg (1942). Significant as the only USO club in the state for African American soldiers during World War II, the USO building was recently re-restored after damage from the 2012 Hattiesburg tornado.

Lemon Award. Time to Nominate Your Preservation Project?; 88 views

88 views isn’t bad, but if you want to find out what to nominate your preservation project for, you’ll have to click the link.

So was one of these 11 posts your favorite of 2015?  Destruction, Craftsmen and Restaurants seem to reign over 2015. Do you want to see more on these topics? How about posts about halting destruction, craftsmen and restaurants in 2016?

Did you have a favorite that didn’t make the list?  Did your favorite Preservation story have nary a peep mentioned in 2015?  Leave a comment below and let us know about your favorite 2015 Mississippi Preservation story.

For the top posts of 2014…

 



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  1. I do not know how I could have possibly missed the most popular post of the past year, but let me just say I enjoyed to humor of #1 very much, even if belatedly reading it this morning. :)

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