The Spring Pilgrimages all across the state are well underway, so 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 Jackson, about the completion of renovation work to Smith Park. One of the few remaining spaces from the original layout of Jackson, Smith Park was designated a Mississippi Landmark by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in April 2017.
From Oxford, there is news that the April 3 Board of Aldermen agenda included authorization of an appointment to the Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission.
The SouthReporter.com brings us news of several events planned in and around Holly Springs with a focus on slave dwellings:
As part of a broader effort to interpret slave dwelling sites in North Mississippi, the University of Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture is sponsoring a visit by preservation architect Jobie Hill, an expert on slave dwelling architecture. In addition to her visit to Oxford, she will visit Holly Springs to give a talk on her Saving Slave Houses project. The talk will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 20, at the Eddie Lee Smith Multi-Purpose Building. It is free and open to the public.
From Biloxi, we have news that the state’s oldest golf course might see some renovations. You’ll recall that we reported back in December that the Great Southern golf course was in danger of being closed and the land converted into a housing subdivision. Owners for the course are currently in conversations to secure funding to restore the course, and expand some of the course amenities.
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.