2016 has been quite the year: the struggles, the places we’ve lost. I am hopeful we learned from these losses to maybe prevent similar losses in the future. Looking beyond, I would like to share this list of the things I am grateful to 2016 for.
Suzassippi’s Green Book research. Similar to African-American school houses, these travel-related resources have been disappearing since integration.
- Traveling with The Green Book in Mississippi: First stop, Queen City Hotel in Columbus
- Meridian: Traveling with the Green Book in Mississippi
That there has been continued interest in the Craftsman Style posts.
- Tylertown Craftsman
- Craftsman in Mississippi: Webb School, Bay St. Louis
- Gulfport Tourist Court Craftsman
- Craftsman in Mississippi: Brick Bungalows and Plan Books
- Mississippi Craftsman: Gordon-Van Tine’s Pre-Cut Bungalows
- Biloxi Aeroplane Bungalow
- More Gordon-Van Tine Southern Bungalows
- Greenville Craftsmen “Twins”
- Gloster Craftsman/Prairie
- An Aladdin Craftsman in Tunica?
- Mound Bayou Craftsman
- Craftsman in Mississippi: Natchez Cemetery Shelter House
Suzassippi’s research into StoneKote.
The Industrial Mississippi posts. These buildings are disappearing, and it’s important to look at their impact before they all vanish without a trace.
- Industrial Mississippi: Blue Bell, Natchez and Belmont
- Industrial Mississippi: Rice-Stix Factory, Water Valley
- Industrial Mississippi 1946: N&W Overall Company
- Industrial Mississippi: Jackson Lamp and Glass Works
- Industrial Mississippi: Tupelo’s Day-Brite Plant
- Industrial Mississippi: J.A. Olson Company, Winona
- Industrial Mississippi: Greenville Port
- Industrial Mississippi: Mississippi Products, Jackson
The 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act was this year. This act established several institutions: the National Register of Historic Places, the requirement that each state have a State Historic Preservation Office, the Section 106 review process, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
I am grateful that MissPres continues to grow and is now almost 8 years old. This is ancient in internet years. We’ve been around long enough to become quite self-referencing. The nice thing about this is we can consider new angles on topics we’ve maybe covered before. Most importantly I am grateful for all the authors and commenters here on MissPres. Conversation and discourse is the primary goal of the site. Your comments on posts are what motivate us to keep researching and writing. We always welcome guest posts; if you have something to share just drop us a line. If you had a favorite or memorable post from this year please let us know in the comments below.