When “Traveling by Trolley” through “Industrial Mississippi” be sure to stop by the Car Barn on Jackson’s Commerce Street.
Month: November 2017
It’s totally normal (I’m sure you would agree) to collect books like American School and University, and as I was flipping through the 1950-51 (22nd annual) edition, I came across a chapter called “America’s Outstanding School Buildings (built since 1945).”… Read More ›
Here are a few posts from the past year I am thankful for…
Just in time for Thanksgiving, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has announced a new source of grants, the African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, that we hope will help save some of Mississippi’s historic places, https://savingplaces.org/african-american-cultural-heritage#.WhJOv0qnHIV We owe it to… Read More ›
Today’s featured newspaper clipping notes the introduction a convenience we take for granted today. If you’ve ever been hot and sweaty working on a project and had the frustration of needing one more widget or sprocket to finish said project… Read More ›
Today’s post arises from both an interest in the Industrial Mississippi posts, but also the Friday is a Gas Series. I was curious if any motor vehicles had been produced in Mississippi, then I recalled a friend who had worked… Read More ›
The Sunflower Agricultural High School in Moorhead was PWA project W1176, approved November 1936 with a $45,000 grant toward the estimated cost of $100,000. Construction began January 27, 1937 and was completed September 9, 1937 for a total of $100,298… Read More ›
Many of our Industrial Mississippi posts have highlighted mid-20th century industries, but today we go back a few decades to look at one of the original building industries, brick-making. I came across this article entitled “Mississippi Brick Manufacturers Convene” in… Read More ›
Stories this week come from Vicksburg, Meridian, Ellisville, and Philadelphia. The big local story this week might be the listing for sale of the Presbyterian Church in Rodney. If you haven’t heard about this yet, be sure the check out yesterday’s post. The big national news this week is the loss of the federal preservation tax credits.
I believe tonight is the last night for regular season High School football across Mississippi and we have yet to feature a historic playing field on MissPres this fall. Tonight (Friday November 3, 2017) Laurel will face off against Natchez,… Read More ›