Building Types

MissPres News Roundup 5-22-2018

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.

New Deal in Magee: School Buildings

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 ›

Mississippi’s Best Buildings of 1972

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.  

Happy Easter AD 2018

From the historic marker: DR. KING VISITS LAUREL On March 19, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke here at St. Paul Methodist Church to rally support for the Poor People’s March on Washington against economic injustice. King told the… Read More ›