Tweets From The Past Week

Just a quick post to catch up on some of the recent @PreservationMS tweets.  If you’re not a Twitter person you can always see the MissPres tweets on the Homepage under the heading “NewsUpdates.”

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Where the @PreservationMS Twitter feed can be found on the MissPreservation.com homepage.

If you are on Twitter, please follow us at @PreservationMS and join in the conversation!



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  1. Put my vote in for the Pascagoula bank rendering, too! It is stunning.

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  2. Isn’t it? I am disappointed that the website that brought it to my attention (http://midcenturybanks.recentpast.org) appears to be defunct.

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    • Thomas, here is the archived link to the site: https://web.archive.org/web/20160502070458/http://www.midcenturybanks.recentpast.org/

      Thankfully the Internet Archive did a capture back in May before the site went offline.

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      • Yes thanks for sharing the link here. I had shared it in the original tweet. Do you know what became of RPPN?

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        • I did not notice the link in the tweet.

          My speculation about the site’s demise would be that whoever ran it lost interest in it. They probably stopped paying for it to be hosted.

          Preservation in Mississippi is an anomaly online; on February 9 it will celebrate eight years of constant posts, all still available on the site. The National Trust’s website has nothing on it dating before 2014, for comparison. It shows Malvaney’s dedication (and yours the past few years as well). Although I have toyed with the idea for a Preservation in Alabama site for about five years now, I could never do the posting schedule of Preservation in Mississippi which means the site would never have the same impact.

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        • Just this year, we’ve finally had to start paying WordPress because we’ve bumped up against the 3GB storage limit, so I’ve thought about what that will mean for the future too if and when we all finally keel over at our computers and don’t pay the next year’s annual dues.

          It’s inconceivable to me, though, that any organization even slightly interested in history wouldn’t treat their website as a valuable archive of information. One of my main motivations for keeping at the blog, even on nights like tonight when all my efforts to actually get a post written have come to naught and I’ve just decided to hang it up and go to bed, is that I find having these articles at my fingertips so helpful. I enjoy reading back through posts and comments and re-learning things that I once wrote myself. Having comments from people who know more about a particular place than I do is like gold–annotations that would never get into the documentary record otherwise. It’s cliche, but I’ve learned so much more from doing the blog than I ever would have just being a reader.

          That said, you know I wholeheartedly support the idea of Preservation in Alabama! And if you ever do make the leap, you need to make it be your blog not a franchise of MissPres–your voice, your post topics, your posting schedule. Looking back, I probably set the bar too high by posting 5 times a week in the first few years–now if I don’t achieve that, I feel I’ve messed up. But if you started by posting once a week, that would be the bar, and if you got up to two a week, you would have exceeded the bar. Plus, I know preservationists and architectural historians in Alabama who might come on board and help broaden the site and make the schedule less of a drudgery for you.

          I, of course, would be your first subscriber, and I would reserve the right to be as honest and opinionated in my comments as a young W. White back in 2009/2010 :-)

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        • And I don’t think a less-onerous posting schedule would mean the site would never have the same impact. Just having the site will draw people from around Alabama, and in rural states like ours, having a place to virtually “hang-out” with people who love buildings and places as much as you do, does wonders all on its own. You are an excellent writer and researcher and you have a lot to offer. You never know until you try!

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