From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust comes the announcement of this year’s 10 Most Endangered Places Unveiling. This bi-annual event shines light on some of Mississippi’s most endangered historic places and is always a good time to meet and make friends with preservationists from around the state. You can also usually pick up an interesting architecture-related piece of artwork or a weekend getaway package in the silent but fiercely competitive auction. Do come!
10 Most Endangered Historic Places
Presented by BankPlus
On Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m., the Mississippi Heritage Trust will announce the 11th list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi at the Lowry House in Jackson, once endangered and now beautifully restored. Following the announcement, guests from around the state will be treated to delicious dishes prepared by Chef Ryan Caselle of neighboring Fenian’s Pub, special wines from McDade’s Wine and Spirits, spirited cocktails by Cathead Distillery and Lazy Magnolia beer while enjoying the toe-tapping fiddle music of Wolftrap. A silent auction will feature paintings and photography of the 10 endangered places by talented Mississippi artists, as well as get-away packages to some of Mississippi’s special historic places.
Since the Mississippi Heritage Trust published the first list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi in 1999, there have been some tremendous victories. The Cutrer Mansion in Clarksdale, the King Edward Hotel in Jackson, the L.Q.C. Lamar House in Oxford, the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs and the Tippah County Jail in Ripley are all “graduates” of the list, providing inspiring examples of what can happen when communities come together with a spirit of cooperation and a vision for the future.
For the 2017 announcement of the 11th list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi, the Mississippi Heritage Trust is proud to announce that noted preservation architect Robert Parker Adams will serve as honorary chairman. In addition to his work on restoration projects including the James Observatory and the Old Capitol in Jackson, Bob has been a steadfast champion of the Mississippi Heritage Trust since it was founded twenty-five years ago.
This year’s 10 Most program is made possible through the generous support of BankPlus and many longtime supporters of preservation, including the Mississippi Arts Commission and the Mississippi Humanities Council.
Tickets for the October 19 event are $50 each and can be purchased by clicking here.
The Lowry House is located at 1031 North Congress Street, next door to the Manship House and Baptist Hospital.
To learn more about the Mississippi Heritage Trust and its work to save and renew places meaningful to Mississippians and their history, please visit www.mississippiheritage.com.
Read about past 10 Most Endangered Unveilings.
Categories: Mississippi Heritage Trust, Preservation People/Events
Robert Johnson’s house(shack) is in some ladies house in her backyard. She can’t afford to preserve it. Y’all should come together to help her.
I would think a last minute addition to this list would be the Eudora Welty Library, the old Sears building, on State Street in Jackson. I know you’ll do on article on it eventually, but the library was recently shut down over numerous health violations, & the insurance commissioner for the city wants it to be condemned. Sad really, that’s a really nice building, architecturally.