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?
The fourth post in the Madisonia Trilogy tells the story of Smith Coffee Daniel’s famous Windsor Exxon, a Corinthian columned masterpiece complete with a Coffeeteria in its center court.
The latest warm snap has brought out the early bloomers. Happy first signs of spring, Mississippians!
I would like everyone who reads this site to take time out of his or her day to join me in saying thank you to ELMalvaney for starting Preservation in Mississippi nine years ago and for the incredible posting schedule… Read More ›
Most of central and south Mississippi woke up to an early 200th birthday present–a verifiable snow storm that stuck! Here are a few pictures of Jackson and environs, and if you spent some time wandering the winter wonderland taking pictures… Read More ›
I’ve pretty much fallen in love with masonry screens since I first started noticing them a few years ago. Most popular in the 1950s through 1970s, these decorative concrete block are a low-cost way to create a wall, provide privacy… Read More ›
Last year Malvaney’s post about roadside Americana photographer John Margolies ended with the wish that someday his photos, which had been donated to the Library of Congress, would be made available for the public to see. That day has arrived, my… Read More ›
A small roadside building with a stepped facade, front service windows, a curvilinear front fascia, and a flat roof that ever so slightly slopes to the rear of the structure. Could it be? A Tastee Freeze?
Mississippi preservation stories from here and there and all over the Twitterverse.
This Friday we’ve got two puzzles for two preservation-related events that are taking place: one today and one tomorrow. Today (3/24/17) at Mississippi State University is the Dan and Gemma Camp Classical Lecture: Restoring the Mississippi State Capitol, to be… Read More ›
Today’s Friday Film is part of the Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s “Mississippi: A Thread Through Time.” As part of the state’s bicentennial this year MPB has produced a new series of one-minute documentaries. A new story will be presented each week. Several weeks… Read More ›
Small Homes in the New Tradition: Architect’s House in Springdale, Arkansas, William Oglesby, Architect
Yes, I know that the blog is Preservation in Mississippi and this house is in Arkansas, but Malvaney has posted about New Orleans multiple times so I have an excuse for this bit of mission drift. An aside every once… Read More ›
Through the wonders of the internet you can now see every MoMA exhibit ever. Earlier this month the Museum of Modern Art in New York made their complete exhibition history, including photographs, archival documents, & exhibit catalogs, available online. The 86-year-old Museum… Read More ›
From Jackson, Mississippi, where it is raining in the pines, to your house, wherever it is, merry Christmas!