‘Tis the season for architecture lovers to get out and tour historic (and even a few newish) places around Mississippi. Christmas in Natchez, of course, has been going on for a few weeks now, and to see their full and… Read More ›
Month: November 2016
New Deal in Mississippi: Madison-Ridgeland High School addition
It has been a while since we have been on the New Deal Tour for Mississippi, so I decided it was high time to get back on the road. The Public Works Administration-funded annex to the Madison-Ridgeland High School was… Read More ›
MHT featured on Mississippi Roads
Check out the feature that Walt Grayson did on the Mississippi Heritage Trust and preservation around the state on his recent episode “Helping One Another” on MPB’s Mississippi Roads.
MissPres News Roundup 11-21-2016
Several preservation stories have popped up in the last couple of weeks, enough to squeeze in a Thanksgiving week news roundup to keep all y’all on top of things.
Help Clean up the Mississippi River Basin Model
Get up off your duff, grab your gloves, gulp some water, and come help clean up the amazing Mississippi River Basin Model!
Mound Bayou Craftsman
Did I.T. Montgomery build his imposing Craftsman-style house in 1910 or 1920? Read on.
Before and After: Taborian Hospital
If you are up in Bolivar County this weekend for MHT’s Delta Drive-In, try to leave time to head up the road to Mound Bayou where you can see the Taborian Hospital, now called Taborian Urgent Care Center, reopened after… Read More ›
Come to the Delta Drive-In!
If you like old movies, old cars, and old houses, the Mississippi Heritage Trust has just the event for you, happening this Saturday at the Burrus House in Benoit, MS. As you may recall, the Greek Revival Burrus House, also called… Read More ›
Veterans Day 2016
Today we honor all Mississippians who have served, here or abroad, in wars hot or cold.
McAfee Repair Shop and the Farish Street Garage
The block of storefronts along 744-752 N. Farish Street was built c. 1928 (Cramer, 1979). According to the nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places, the one-story, stepped parapet roofline with patterned brickwork in the frieze and cornice… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 11-7-2016
Let’s get caught up on preservation events around the Magnolia State. . . Over in Meridian, WTOK’s headline is “Interior demolition to begin soon on Threefoot Building.” As you recall, Meridian’s Art Deco office skyscraper, buit in 1929, has been… Read More ›
Mississippi Capitol Earns National Landmark Status
I didn’t plan on taking a vacation from the blog this week, but how could I have known the Cubs would take me through such a nerve-wracking World Series and making me stay up so late on Wednesday to get them through those… Read More ›
How about a little history with lunch? The evolution of Home Dining Room on Farish Street
Like most of Farish Street, the story of the Home Dining Room is deeply embedded in the early cultural experiences of the street known as the “Black Mecca of Mississippi.” Home Dining Room was not originally located at the building… Read More ›