MHT’s 2018 Heritage Awards Announced

From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust:

Mississippi Heritage Trust Recognizes 43 Outstanding Preservation Victories and Heroes at 2018 Heritage Awards Celebration

It was standing room only on Thursday, June 7, as preservationists from around the state gathered at the historic Ocean Springs Community Center to celebrate 43 amazing achievements in historic preservation. Presented by BankPlus, the Heritage Award featured the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s symbolic magnolia as interpreted by noted Mississippi artist Anthony Difatta.

From the breathtaking restoration of the Mississippi State Capitol to the moving explorations in film that are part of Blue Magnolia Films’ Celebrating Storytellers Bicentennial Project, this year’s awards recognized the hard work and commitment of many individuals, civic organizations, educational institutions and local, county and state governments to preserve the places that tell the story of Mississippi. A special award presented this year honored the forty years of service by Ken P’Pool, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

2018 Heritage Awards

Heritage Awards for Restoration

Millsaps Hotel, Hazlehurst

Columbus City Hall
Clarksdale Fire Station
Starkville Police Department
Bolivar County Courthouse, Cleveland
Madison County Courthouse, Canton
Pike County Courthouse, Holmesville
Hinds Community College, Administration Building, Raymond
Mississippi State University YMCA, Starkville
Millsaps Hotel Exterior Restoration, Hazlehurst
Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle, Jackson
Dr. Gilbert R. Mason, Sr. Medical Office, Biloxi
Rich Grain Distilling Co., Canton
Wier Boerner Allin Architecture, Jackson
Crosby Building, Canton
DANE Building, Canton
Merrill-Beasley House, Jackson
The Wierhouse, Brandon
Molly’s Place, Grenada
White Pillars, Biloxi
Wynne House Inn, Holly Springs
Fyke House, Jackson

Heritage Award for Archaeology

Moran Site, Biloxi

Heritage Awards for Education

The Mississippi Encyclopedia
Blue Magnolia Films-Emmett Till Fellowship Documentary Project
Blue Magnolia Films Celebrating Storytellers Bicentennial Project
The La Pointe-Krebs House Interpretive Museum, Pascagoula
Mississippi Department of Archives and History Two Mississippi Museums, Jackson
Biloxi Historic Cemetery Tour

Heritage Awards for Excellence in Stewardship

Mississippi State Hospital, Whitfield
Sedgewood Plantation, Canton

Heritage Awards for Catalyst Projects

Capitol Art Lofts, Jackson
Lofts at 517, Greenville

Heritage Awards for Organizational Achievement

Heritage Guild of Vicksburg and Warren County
Historic Ocean Springs Association

Mississippi Heritage Trust and Mississippi Department of Archives and History Heritage Award for Excellence in Historic District Preservation

Mt. Olive Cemetery, Jackson

Mill Village Neighborhood Association, Tupelo

Heritage Award for Excellence in African American Preservation

Jackson State University Mt. Olive Cemetery Documentation and Preservation, Jackson

President’s Award for Outstanding Restoration

Mississippi State Capitol Exterior Restoration

Heritage Awards for Distinguished Service

Dr. Scott Crawford with his LEGO Jackson project

Jessica Crawford
Dr. Scott Crawford
Liz Ford
Barbara Ray Kidd

Heritage Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Policy

Senator Thad Cochran

Libby and Al Hollingsworth Award

Ken P’Pool

Ken P’Pool is retiring after 40 years of service in the Historic Preservation Division, MDAH.

Categories: Mississippi Heritage Trust, Preservation People/Events, Renovation Projects


5 replies

  1. What a poignant note on which to end – the retirement of two great men who have been lions in their respective fields in terms of service to their mother state of Mississippi. Sen. Cochran and Ken P’Pool – what inspiration you have provided through your powerful servant leadership. My thankfulness cannot be measured.

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  2. Ken P’Pool made a huge impact on just Columbus alone! How much more he has done for the entire state of Mississippi! He will be missed.

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  3. didn’t know sen. cochran, but am priviledged to say that i have known ken since he joined mdah-and, he is definitely deserving of this award. mdah won’t be the same without him. glad he was honored in this way!

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  4. I did not know if the closing of George Elementary School in Jackson was being followed by preservationist. A beautiful architectural building, I believe founded in 1907.

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