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. =====>>
Our lead story is from Lexington, about the arson investigation relating to the old Holmes County Community Hospital, which burned on the morning of Tuesday March 27, 2018. Built in 1930, the hospital was designed by the office of N.W. Overstreet and was listed on the National Register as part of the Lexington Historic District.
From Columbus, a story in the Commercial Dispatch about the city’s difficulties filling positions on city boards, one of which is a position on the Historic Preservation Commission.
From Natchez, we learn that this past Saturday was a fundraiser ball held for Stanton Hall.
In Jackson, the Jackson Zoo is investigating whether it might want to move to Lefleur’s Bluff State Park, a move that it estimates could cost $50 million. Maybe if they spent that kind of money on keeping their big animals, like the elephants, the rhinoceros, and the orangutans, they would get more visitors at their current historic site on West Capitol Street.
I undoubtedly 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.