Month: May 2016

Memorial Day 2016

According to the E.M. Viquesny Doughboy Database website: An intricate grilled door with a large American Legion emblem encloses the original plaque, which reads: 1917-1918 TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOR OF THOSE OF LAUDERDALE COUNTY WHO PATRIOTICALLY… Read More ›

Mississippi Streets: 1960s Jackson

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 Greenville 1927 Lexington 1939 1910s Meridian 1920s… Read More ›

N. W. Overstreet, 1928

If you missed it, or if last week’s History Is Lunch series presentation by Michael Fazio has you hankering for more  N.W. Overstreet, below is a brief biography of Mississippi’s homegrown architect from a 1928 publication with the long winded title From Mississippi Today :… Read More ›

Summer Events for MissPresers

Several emails about upcoming events in Mississippi preservation came through my inbox last week and I thought all MissPresers would want to know. Here they are, in chronological order (and they’ve all been placed on the MissPres calendar, for your… Read More ›

Mississippi Architects: Robert E. Lee (1870-1925)

A while back, I was reading a well-done, glossy history of Hattiesburg’s early neighborhoods, Historic Hattiesburg: History & Architecture of Hattiesburg’s First Neighborhoods (Department of Planning & Community Development, Neighborhood Development Division, City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. n.d.), and I noticed a sidebar about Hattiesburg’s… Read More ›

HABS in Mississippi: The Manse, Natchez

HABS Survey Number: HABS MS-150 See also: HABS webpage Mississippi Historic Resources Database: “The Presbyterian Manse is one of the most significant Federal-style houses in Mississippi and exhibits the quality of architectural finish that is usually indicative of a full-scale mansion.”

MissPres News Roundup 5-3-2016

As the Magnolia State blooms, what’s been going on in the historic preservation world this last week? Several articles have highlighted the Legislature’s last-minute re-authorization  (seems like the Leg did a lot of last-minute stuff this year) of the historic… Read More ›