A bit of a clickbait title if I am honest, but Mississippi does have one of Alabama’s HABS structures. Located on the Old Tishomingo County Courthouse Square in Jacinto is a diminutive but vividly painted and striking building. Yet almost… Read More ›
The folks who have recently brought back from the brink the one-room Poplar Hill School northwest of Fayette in Jefferson County will be holding an open house and rededication of the building after its recent preservation project on OCTOBER 6th, 2018,… Read More ›
Itta Bena citizens met in May 1939 to discuss the proposed new elementary school building. The old Itta Bena school building is being wrecked, preparatory to the building of a new school building to serve that community. (Greenwood Commonwealth, 12 Sep… Read More ›
We’ve previously featured the 1890 Bank of Greenwood and the 1913 Wilson Banking Company on Preservation in Mississippi. Finding details about those bank buildings resulted in somewhat of a scavenger hunt through the newspaper archives and virtual driving around Greenwood. In… Read More ›
Continuing with the bank buildings focus, Greenwood’s former Bank of Greenwood sits at the corner of Howard and Ramcat Alley. MDAH calls the c. 1890 building Romanesque and Lloyd Ostby (1980) referred to it as Victorian Romanesque, constructed of brick… Read More ›
Two Mississippi health clinics funded under the Hill-Burton program were published in the October 1951 issue of Architectural Record, a high honor for our state, which is still often overlooked in the architectural world. The two-page spread focused attention on… Read More ›
The Delta Daily News reported in March 2018 about the planned reopening of the former Wilson Banking Company building–as a bank! On my recent first visit to downtown Greenwood, I stumbled across this beautiful 1913 Beaux Arts building designed by architect Frank… Read More ›
The Delta National Heritage Area has announced its 2018 grant awards, and one of the Delta’s most photogenic country churches, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Estill, has received money for an important bricks-and-mortar preservation project. The clapboard church with… Read More ›
This week’s Hill-Burton hospital, located over in the tiny county seat of DeKalb, had this eye-catching rendering in New Hospitals and Health Departments for Mississippi, which was published by the Mississippi Commission on Hospital Care around 1950. As you may remember,… Read More ›
We received word from our friends at Preserve Marshall County and Holly Springs on Sunday that Chalmer’s Institute, an ongoing restoration project, was badly damaged in a storm that passed through Holly Springs on Saturday evening. Stay tuned to PMCHS’s… Read More ›
Friday Film: Taborian Hospital
Even thought it doesn’t look inviting, let’s jump right into today’s roundup. It is to hot already for this much bad news. To hopefully put everyone in a better mood, I’ve decided to share the bad news first and end with the good news stories.
One of the New Deal projects that gets less recognition is the Civil Works Administration, a job creation program established under the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, active in providing temporary employment for manual laborers between 1933-1934. Using standard Mississippi Department… Read More ›
As we learned last week in the News Round-up, the Greenwood’s Midway Hotel (first built in 1905 as the Kitchell Hotel, enlarged with a north addition in 1916, and later renamed the Weiner) will be demolished. Inspection by a structural… Read More ›
We’ve had several posts on what later mid-century modern buildings (defined here on MissPres by W. White as c.1965-c.1978) were considered in their time as the best Mississippi had to offer. Let’s not forget that there were plenty of buildings… Read More ›
Recently, I saw these images of the construction of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson Chancery Building in the Mississippi Digital Library’s Bishop R. O. Gerow Collection. While the building’s contractor is not documented in the MDAH HRI, I believe, based… Read More ›
Last week’s Name This Place contest was a big success, thanks to all who participated. A big round of digital applause is due for our latest “Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire” ed polk douglas and W. White’s stalwart efforts pulling together entries… Read More ›
Malvaney’s post at the end of March about the Historic American Engineering Record(HAER) drawings made me think about one of my favorite trivia questions. What is Mississippi’s one National Historic Engineering Landmark?
One of the many Mississippi projects under consideration for Public Works Administration funding in 1935 was the Magee General Hospital. The state PWA office announced approvals for a number of new projects, and many more were proposed, but never funded. … Read More ›
The Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) has issued a call for nominations for their “Best of the South” award, with nominations due July 1, 2018. As you may recall, Mississippi has snagged four of these awards in the past:… Read More ›
This week news stories from Oxford, to Jackson, to Biloxi.
As a reminder about the recent formation of the Rodney History and Preservation Society and how you might want to join in its mission to preserve remaining structures in historic Rodney, especially the Rodney Presbyterian Church, today’s HABS post is dedicated… Read More ›
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.