I’m excited about this week’s post because I found some period photographs of example stations in their prime, so I can verify the brand along with what features are original. The image above shows a Humble branded station with a… Read More ›
Month: June 2017
We were recently introduced to builder Bilbo McHuley and architect William Lattimore, the duo that was designing and building homes for Jackson’s African-American community in the late 1950s & early 1960s. I came across this ad for self-described “Jackson’s foremost home… Read More ›
Yesterday morning, bright and early, the famous Hand Pointing to Heaven high atop the steeple of Port Gibson’s First Presbyterian Church came down to the ground and is now on its way to Virginia where it will be repaired and… Read More ›
I had planned for a post on this station later in the Friday is a Gas series, but due to the tornado damage this building suffered last Friday, I thought it might be good to highlight it in hopes of… Read More ›
Beauvoir in Biloxi is reporting significant damage to the 52-acre grounds from a tornado spawned as Tropical Storm Cindy’s rain bands came ashore Wednesday morning, according to an article on newsms.fm. Thankfully, the house itself, built in the 1850s, and… Read More ›
I found this to-die-for postcard showing Jackson’s Trustmark Bank (formerly First National Bank) building a few weeks ago and was surprised to win it on eBay. Opened in 1956, the building was designed by two Jackson architectural firms, James T. Canizaro and Overstreet, Ware & Ware… Read More ›
Lots of good news this week so lets jump right into this week’s roundup. Good news from Starkville this week, compared to the news last week that fourteen structures including three historic houses were demolished. Starkville Police to open new offices in restored… Read More ›
Per Malvaney’s request and the plethora of examples received in the comments to last Friday’s post, this week we’ll focus on the Pan Am/ Amoco Stations of the c.1930s-c.1940s. Unfortunately this station type is not listed in the handy-dandy 2016… Read More ›
As I was searching through the various digital newspaper collections for references to the Sanborn Map Company for yesterday’s post “Who Were Those Sanborn Men?“, I ran across a 1945 article in the Daily Herald about the presentation of a certificate… Read More ›
In case you didn’t catch it, Thomas Rosell noted at the end of yesterday’s news roundup that the Library of Congress is gradually publishing its digitized collection of the full-color Sanborn Insurance Maps. Currently, Mississippi only has three sets: Pascagoula for… Read More ›
Lets jump right into this week’s roundup. Starting in Starkville, fourteen structures including three historic houses were demolished this week for an “a planned upscale, mixed-use development that will include retail shops and loft apartments” The article gives the developers… Read More ›
Go inside Bruce Goff’s “Star House,” built in 1960 for Mr. and Mrs. Emil Gutman in Bayou View neighborhood of Gulfport.
Yes, there used to be a Beaux Arts public swimming pool in Mississippi. Thomas Rosell’s comment on the Swimming Pools for Some post asking about an abandoned swimming pool in Aberdeen is the impetus behind this post about historic Acker Park… Read More ›
From Corinth to Gulfport, and points in between, here’s some of the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print (virtually, on the internets).
These pumps were once quite common in Mississippi. Does anyone know where such a curbside pump might exist?