The town of Edwards used Civil Works Administration (CWA) funds to finish a school playground, construct a swimming pool, municipal park, and athletic field improvements. Windows in the two-story brick high school were repainted and repaired. A teachers’ home was… Read More ›
Month: February 2018
This week’s Hill-Burton hospital, originally called Northeast Mississippi Regional when it opened in 1949, was the first to be completed in the state and, since Mississippi was a leader in building Hill-Burton medical clinics and facilities, it was therefore one… Read More ›
You have to click through to the video, but it’s worth a look at the just completed North Terrace renovation and for the story of how they found the original marble quarry. Can’t get enough of the New Capitol?
Several weeks back, when I came across the 1918 U.S. Naval Camp yearbook, I also noticed some plans for Gulfport’s 1918 U.S. Naval Camp buildings. Thanks to the J. Murrey Atkins Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte,… Read More ›
Near the end of January, I reported in my News Roundup about the potential demolition of the Lipscomb House at 223 6th Street, North in Columbs. The Lipscomb estate, represented by attorney David Sanders, is currently attempting to use an… Read More ›
The Mississippi Heritage Trust has announced the dates for its 2018 conference Listen Up, to be held in beautiful Ocean Springs, June 7-8, 2018. Nominate your favorite preservation project or person for a Heritage Award by April 13, 2018, and… Read More ›
The latest warm snap has brought out the early bloomers. Happy first signs of spring, Mississippians!
From the MDAH website (with added Google streetviews for each building so you can explore): Four Buildings Added to National Register – posted February 05, 2018 A historic African American library, a Jewish synagogue, and two Jackson elementary schools have been listed… Read More ›
New Motel Stands “Like a Stonewall” With The Use of Jax-Lite Masonry Units Stopping Yankees was the job of General T.J. “Stonewall” Jackson, of Civil war fame. And his name will continue to stop Yankees–and Rebels alike–on the edge of… Read More ›
Three weeks ago, Thomas Rosell’s post “Mississippi’s Best Buildings of 1974” stirred up a substantial amount of conversation on local Mississippi examples of 1970s era architecture. It is eye-opening to many historic preservationists that buildings from this decade will be… Read More ›
Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday. Do you have a building or landscape that you associate with the Mardi Gras season? Perhaps a stretch of parade route, or venue that hosts balls?
I would like everyone who reads this site to take time out of his or her day to join me in saying thank you to ELMalvaney for starting Preservation in Mississippi nine years ago and for the incredible posting schedule… Read More ›
In my quest to find yearbook entries for these four Architects, members of the founding generation for Mississippi’s AIA, I’ve located yearbooks for R.W. Naef and N.W. Overstreet. Finally, I located a yearbook entry for Carl Emil Matthes Sr. Matthes… Read More ›
Today is this little blog’s 9th anniversary, and since our first post ever was about the Old Capitol, each year we celebrate by revisiting this National Historic Landmark and the storms, both literal and figurative, it has endured and overcome…. Read More ›
A couple of weeks ago, in preparation for the Seale-Lily Drive In post, I was doing some sleuthing around the internet for anything having to do with Seale-Lily Ice Cream, and I came upon this large advertisement in a March… Read More ›
Many a day I find myself using the MDAH Historic Resources Inventory Database. If you’re not familiar with this amazing database of Mississippi’s historic places, I urge you to check out this previous post that will fill you in on exactly… Read More ›
More about cemeteries in Mississippi . . . About Blue Magnolia Films and its bicentennial project . . . https://misspreservation.com/2018/01/19/friday-film-duncan-morgan-brick-layer-of-natchez/ https://thesipmag.com/blue-magnolia-films-community-filmmakers-tell-mississippis-story/ http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/2017/11/19/locals-participate-in-statewide-filmmaking-project-for-states-bicentennial/ https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/a-storytelling-revival-in-mississippi
A couple of weeks ago the excellent Facebook group Mid-Century Modern Arkansas had a great post about an International Harvester Dealership in North Little Rock, Arkansas that had been listed on the National Register back in 2009. The International Style design… Read More ›