The angle of this postcard perplexed me, but I found that in the 1935 City Directory, Kirkwood Furniture was at 614 Main, and the 3-story building to the far left is still recognizably there, unlike the rest of its block…. Read More ›
Month: May 2019
Increasing appreciation of historic resources among the general population: Aberdeen Certified Local Government City
Following up from the last post on the Certified Local Government programs in Mississippi, I will profile the Aberdeen City Hall. In the 2019 awards by the Mississippi Department of Archives & History for CLG projects, Aberdeen was awarded $15,083.35… Read More ›
Memorial Day 2019
Walk through the somber courtyard of the War Memorial Building next door to the Old Capitol in Jackson and you’ll see three sets of aluminum doors. Walk even closer to see bas reliefs of implements of war throughout history.
Listen Up: Journey to a Downtown Turnaround
On June 6-7, 2019, the Mississippi Heritage Trust will host the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference in Grenada, presented by BankPlus. Using the amazing downtown renaissance that is happening in this historic city, the conference will focus on six essential… Read More ›
Architecture as Art or Business? Theodore Link weighs in . . .
Why do men select a profession in which real success, or at least eminence, entails a life of constant serious study, three-fourths drudgery, no play and rarely a reward of full, unstinted appreciation? Why will men knowingly attempt the impossible?
Certified Local Government (CLG) Programs in Mississippi
Historic preservation in Mississippi began in the prehistoric era with the continual care of ceremonial mounds by native Mississippians. Contemporary preservation is still best seen through stewardship of the historic environment by individuals and the public sector. (Michelle Jones, Historic Preservation, Mississippi… Read More ›
Exhibit on builder Carroll Ishee on display
I recently learned that there is an exhibit about Gulf Coast builder Carroll Ishee going on now in the Ocean Springs Museum of History at the Mary C. O’keefe Cultural Center down in Ocean Springs. Current Exhibit Ocean Springs History… Read More ›
“The Finest Cast Iron Facade in Natchez”
100 Main Street, Natchez, did not always look like this. Fortunately for Mississippi, Natchez seems to have done well in the preservation department, and Natchez boasts the highest number of Mesker facades in the state. Is this one of them? … Read More ›
Nominate your Best of the South!
Mississippi has won this honored designation four times since its inception in 2006. Maybe your preservation project can be next?
Mississippi Streets: 1940s Tupelo
The same view today: Other Mississippi Streets . . .
Vintage Aerial Adds Mississippi Photos
VintageAerial.com has published over 62,000 historic aerial photos in Mississippi. coverage in Mississippi covers portions of the state with photos dating back to the early-1980s in most counties.