Month: April 2018

The Friday Place

From the West Point, Mississippi Court Street Historic District National Register nomination… 307 E. Westbrook Street. Vernacular Italianate. One-and-a-half-story, saltbox, gable-roof, stuccoed masonry and stuccoed frame residence: full-width hip-roof porch supported on Tuscan columns; Greek Revival tripartite entrance; attic story windows… Read More ›

Before and After: MinTrads in Belhaven, 1940

These non-flashy houses are solid and fiscally responsible (which is very important to me and, I’m told, Tate Reeves) and have all the amenities I love in old houses, like conventional foundations, porches, wood floors, solid doors, and wood windows, along with original modern conveniences such as a decent-sized kitchen and nicely tiled bathrooms.

Mississippi’s Best Buildings of 1972

This post is a follow up to a post from a few weeks back that stimulated quite a bit of conversation about appreciation of architecture from the late 1960s and early 1970s that are now reaching the golden fifty-year mark that buildings can be considered for listing on the National Register. The buildings in today’s post are less than five years from reaching their fiftieth birthday.  

Happy Easter AD 2018

From the historic marker: DR. KING VISITS LAUREL On March 19, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke here at St. Paul Methodist Church to rally support for the Poor People’s March on Washington against economic injustice. King told the… Read More ›