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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. New Deal in Mississippi: Leake County Courthouse; 1,051 views
Nothing but good news here in this popular New Deal post.
7. Drummond Street Craftsman; 938
Quite the unique Craftsman house. Read the post to find out why it is so popular
8. Going Inside: Dennery’s Seafood Restaurant; 858
Another nostalgic restaurant post or maybe everyone was just hungry that day :)
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?
10. Belhaven Craftsman: N.W. Overstreet House; 799 views
The handsome home of Mississippi’s own N.W. Overstreet.
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.
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.
Categories: Historic Preservation
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. :)
The classics are timeless. Even if they aren’t Greco-Roman!