The National Park Service is undertaking a study of civil rights sites in Mississippi to report to Congress on which sites might become part of the park system. A new NPS website explains the project and announces six public meetings… Read More ›
Month: April 2018
MHT’s Preservation Toolkit
From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust comes an announcement of upcoming workshops from one end of the state to the other: Bay St. Louis, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Oxford, Pascagoula, aaaaand–whew!–Tupelo.
Magee Community House: WPA or not?
Mississippi can document a number of community houses constructed under the auspices of the New Deal Administration, including FERA (Pontotoc and Macon) and WPA (Winona, Biloxi, Carrollton, Enterprise, Grenada, and Eupora). Additionally, at least 6 other facilities are conjectured to… Read More ›
Builders of Mississippi: Jordan Construction Co.
Recently, I saw these images of the construction of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson Chancery Building in the Mississippi Digital Library’s Bishop R. O. Gerow Collection. While the building’s contractor is not documented in the MDAH HRI, I believe, based… Read More ›
MDAH Announces 2018 CLG Grants
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has awarded grants totaling more than $63,000 to ten preservation projects in Certified Local Government (CLG) communities across the state. Amounts range from $1,250 for the development of an interactive website that interprets Boonville’s historic district to $12,500 to continue the rehabilitation of the Weinberg House in Greenville.
MissPres News Roundup 4-23-2018
Last week’s Name This Place contest was a big success, thanks to all who participated. A big round of digital applause is due for our latest “Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire” ed polk douglas and W. White’s stalwart efforts pulling together entries… Read More ›
Name This Place XII Results: A New Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire!
Friday was the last day of Name This Place XII, with ed polk douglas leading the way with 13 points while Carunzel and Thomas Rosell were each close behind with 11 points. This close competition would, like all good competitions, come down… Read More ›
Name This Place 12.5.4
This is the final post of the competition. You have until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning to be eligible for receiving points for answers about today’s four posts. At that time, the results will be posted and the Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire… Read More ›
Name This Place 12.5.1
Thursday’s first post was the day’s difficult one but after an hour the Iuka/Mineral Springs Hotel was identified by Carunzel, with Suzassippi, ed polk douglas, Belinda2015, and Thomas Rosell receiving one point each for their contributions. The second building to be… Read More ›
Name This Place 12.4.4
The fourth and final building for today. Name This Place:
Name This Place 12.4.1
In Wednesday’s action, Thomas Rosell correctly identified the day’s first post the long lost Meridian City Hall and Market, with ed polk douglas and donnaballard able to provide more information for a single point each. The second building was Capitol… Read More ›
Name This Place 12.3.1
In Tuesday’s action, I generously awarded Tom Little and Suzassippi two points each for correctly identifing Patterson-Bradford Rexall Drugs in the first post, despite the fact that neither actually said it was in Jackson, with ed polk douglas, Pibbb, Thomas Rosell, and ELMalvaney also… Read More ›
Name This Place 12.2.4
Our last post for today.
Name This Place 12.2.1
In yesterday’s first post, ed polk douglas jumped out to the lead by correctly identifying the Tullis-Toledano House in Biloxi and providing a plethora of facts about the house, but Belinda2015, Helen Ellis, and sec040121 were still able to receive points… Read More ›
Name This Place 12.1.3
Our final photo for today.
Name This Place 12.1.1
If you are just joining us, you have picked a great time. We are at the very start of the twelfth edition of our Name This Place contest, wherein MissPres readers battle for the much-coveted title of Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire. At the… Read More ›
Name This Place XII: Lost Buildings Edition is Starting on Monday
Name This Place is a week-long contest run occasionally here on Preservation in Mississippi that allows MissPres readers to show off their knowledge of Mississippi’s historic architecture and bring out their competitive juices by competing to see which reader who correctly identifies the… Read More ›