Month: April 2017

Roadside Mississippi: El Patio Motor Court, Laurel

Laurel’s El Patio Motor Court (1946) welcomed the increasing number of automobile tourists after World War II. The motor court’s Mission style evoked the Alamo Plaza Hotel Courts, the nation’s first motel chain, and unlike Mississippi’s two Alamos, the El Patio survives on Roadside Mississippi.

MissPres News Roundup 4-18-2017

From Mary Holmes College to Gulfport Library, from fences at Greenwood Cemetery to the roof of the old Greenville Depot, from Natchez to Jackson to Tupelo and points in between, here’s all the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print (virtually, on the internets).

Madisonians at the Sea Shore

It turns out that the Madisonian maritime culture was much more extensive and robust than anyone realized, with its influence stretching from the Ross Barnett Reservoir all the way to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.