MissPres News Roundup 10-31-2017

I hope there are not any scary tricks today, but this has been a quiet preservation news week.  Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup.

The Natchez Democrat ran a story about the local Natchez places that have been included over the years on the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s 10 Most Endangered Places List.  The story gives a little bit of background on the current situations of Temple B’nai Israel, Saragossa, and the Town of Rodney.

http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/2017/10/28/three-area-sites-named-to-top-10-list-of-endangered-places/

Longwood Natchez, Adams County, Photo by Jennifer Baughn, MDAH, Natchez Study Tour 2007. Retrieved 07/24/2012 from Mississippi Historic Resources Inventory (HRI)

We had a reader submit an event, which I hope is a fundraiser for Longwood in Natchez.  I also make the assumption that this will be held on the Longwood grounds.

Longwood Afternoon 2017 in Natchez, Mississippi, Saturday November 4 from 10 am to 7 pm $25 per carload at the gate. A great day of music featuring Bishop Gunn and a lineup of local and regional music including Easily Distracted and Sammy Quadan from Natchez, Clay Parker and Jodi James and the Anteeks from Baton Rouge and Magnolia Bayou from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Bring your chairs and blankets. Food, drink, music and fun. Craft Vendors and a Corn hole Tournament. We aren’t Woodstock yet but we are working on it.

1600 24th Ave., Meridian from WTOK accessed 10-30-2017

From Meridian, we have news that a historic house was broken in to, damaging original windows and some other historic fabric.

http://www.wtok.com/content/news/Historic-venue-burglarized–450919883.html

Dr. Mason fmr office from NRN accessed 10-30-2017

Down on the coast from Biloxi we’ve had a few comments on the blog about this project, but the national media has now picked up the story that the former physician office of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Gilbert Mason has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  You can read that nomination here…   https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/nom/prop/101916.pdf

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/mississippi/articles/2017-10-26/doctor-who-pushed-beach-access-recognized-on-national-list

http://www.wlox.com/story/36684207/office-of-civil-rights-icon-added-to-national-register-of-historic-places

Historic Highway 42 bridge State Line, Miss. from WDAM accessed 10-30-2017

From State Line, we have some bad news that the Historic Highway 42 bridge collapsed into the Chickasawhay River back in June due to flooding.

http://www.wdam.com/story/35738516/photos-historic-bridge-collapses-from-flooding

If you know of any preservation-related news items not mentioned, or if you have more information about a story above please let us know in the comments below.



Categories: African American History, Biloxi, Building Types, Churches, Civil Rights, Demolition/Abandonment, Historic Preservation, Meridian, Mississippi Heritage Trust, Natchez, National Register, News Roundups

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  1. Hate the bridge is gone…I love those old bridges.

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