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. =====>>
From the Columbus Dispatch, there is a story about the Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church near Caledonia.
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.
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.
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.
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UMMC should not move the bodies!!!!!!!!!! Let ’em rest in peace! Plenty of other property available.
It’s SUPPOSED TO BE their FINAL resting place!
I agree 100% and have been surprised there hasn’t been more public outcry over this proposed mass exhumation. Even the idea of using the bodies for science–did those people or their familiar agree to that?