Bay Bungalow

The plans for this Bay St. Louis, Mississippi craftsman bungalow are in the Edward F. Sporl Office Records collection at Tulane University’s South Eastern Architectural Archives.  The plans were featured in the just past bungalow exhibit.  Here is what information was provided… Read More ›

Happy Shrimp Season

If you are feeling down in the dumps from the start of hurricane season and Monday’s hurricane post, maybe the start of shrimp season with the promise of wonderful fresh shrimp will lift your spirit. The horizon south of the… Read More ›

Ice on the Magnolias

Here at MissPres, we may not be all about Moonlight and Magnolias, but when there’s ice on the magnolias (and the camellias), we pay attention. Remember, Mississippians, you do not know how to drive when the temperature gets below 33… Read More ›

Happy Hanukkah Y’all! 2014

A holiday that is celebrated with fried food?  What Mississippian wouldn’t like that? Tonight (really Dec. 23, but I pressed the “Publish” button too soon) will be the eighth night of Hanukkah.  MissPres is marking the occasion with photos of the Congregation Beth Israel… Read More ›

A Cool Half Million

Someone was toying with me tonight. I waited 35 minutes to catch a screenshot of our 500,000th view on the blog, and somehow missed it in about one minute of inattention! Thanks for being a part of this little blog,… Read More ›

Munsell v. The Color Orange

First developed at the turn of the 20th century, Munsell color tools are used for producing physical color standards across a wide range of industries and disciplines to communicate color easily and accurately.  Often Preservationist and Conservators use the Munsell Color… Read More ›

Time for a Change

Over the weekend, we’re going to be fiddling around behind the scenes here on MissPres hopefully to bring a new look to the blog. Back when we switched to this format in 2011, we wanted to create a site that… Read More ›