MissPres News Roundup 3-26-2018

With Spring Pilgrimages in full swing, let’s jump right into this week’s roundup. Remember you can catch the preservation news as it breaks in our Twitter sidebar to the right. =====>>

Mt. Pleasant Church from The Dispatch

From the Columbus Dispatch, there is a story about the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church near Caledonia.


Buildings on Main Street, Philadelphia from Neshoba County Democrat

From Philadelphia, a story in the Neshoba County Democrat about work beginning Marty Stuart Congress of Country Music, which will incorporate the historic Ellis Theater.  It’s not clear from the article if the surrounding historic structures will be reused or demolished.


UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER, Jackson, Mississippi. Located at the intersection of North State Street and Woodrow Wilson, the Medical Center houses schools of medicine and nursing and teaching hospital. In the center background is the Veterans Administration Hospital and Murrah High School is in the upper right. Postmarked 1968.

From Jackson, there is a story of a bill to allow UMMC to move the 7000 bodies buried on the hospital grounds.



From Meridian, at the March 20 city council meeting, the council approved selling the former police station for use as a craft brewery.


Y&MV Passenger Depot from Natchez Democrat

From Natchez, we learn that the city is considering options for the old Broad Street Y&MV Passenger Depot.


The City of Moss Point demolished their former police station.  This structure was composed of several old buildings.


Holly Springs has also recently lost one of its historic buildings to demolition, the Gray-Lucas House at 420 N. Walthall Street, built c.1880 and located in the East Holly Springs Historic District.

Whew, I probably missed a story or two! 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: Cemeteries, Churches, Columbus, Cool Old Places, Demolition/Abandonment, Depots, Hospitals/Medical, Jackson, Jails, Meridian, Mississippi Landmarks, Modernism, Moss Point, Natchez, News Roundups, Philadelphia, Theaters


3 replies

  1. UMMC should not move the bodies!!!!!!!!!! Let ’em rest in peace! Plenty of other property available.


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