Let’s jump right on in to this week’s roundup. In Neshoba County, near Philadelphia, the Mt. Zion Methodist Church is in the process of being nominated for National Register of Historic Places. Mt. Zion Church was burned by the Ku Klux Klan… Read More ›
Although the railroad bed was not raised over Capitol Street and other east-west downtown streets until 1926, when the new Union Station was under construction, this little “what if” rendering in 1917 shows that city officials and probably many residents… Read More ›
Although the 1951 Manufacturer’s Record doesn’t have any text discussing the Corinth Machinery Company, the magazine does have this great aerial view of the 3-story 1869 building front and center, along with the subsidiary structures in this industrial complex that stood… Read More ›
Laurel’s El Patio Motor Court (1946) welcomed the increasing number of automobile tourists after World War II. The motor court’s Mission style evoked the Alamo Plaza Hotel Courts, the nation’s first motel chain, and unlike Mississippi’s two Alamos, the El Patio survives on Roadside Mississippi.
From Mary Holmes College to Gulfport Library, from fences at Greenwood Cemetery to the roof of the old Greenville Depot, from Natchez to Jackson to Tupelo and points in between, here’s all the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print (virtually, on the internets).
I came across this article recently in the Vicksburg Daily Commercial Herald, Apr 17, 1888, and knew it had to find the light of day again, there’s just so much interesting information in it. The cast of characters includes… Read More ›
From the MDAH website: Observatory Restoration Topic of Talk At noon on Wednesday, April 12, as part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, architect Robert Parker Adams will discuss the recently completed restoration of the James Observatory at Millsaps… Read More ›
Hmm, let’s see if we can figure this out. In the left panel, I see some men who look Amish glaring at some women who look Amish–all with arms defensively crossed–two sorrowful Native Americans, and what may be an Army officer standing in the back observing this unhappy scene.
Recently I saw some neat pictures of the Old Brick House (built c.1850) in Biloxi. That gave me the idea for this week’s MissPres Architectural Word of the Week: Penciled. The Old Brick House sits facing Biloxi’s Back Bay, so folks maybe… Read More ›
I pass the Rex Brown power station on Northside Drive in Jackson pretty regularly. It’s located on Lake Hico, which I just found out from this wikipedia article is the headwater for Eubanks Creek that winds through Fondren on its way to… Read More ›
I see in the news that some legislators want the state department of health to save lots of money by going “back to the 1900s” and, instead of treating people in county health clinics, they could just hand out educational… Read More ›
I enjoy looking at archives outside of Mississippi because it’s interesting to see what other folks collect about our state, and how we may be reflected out in the broader world. OhioMemory.org has a small collection of Mississippiana that includes… Read More ›
I don’t know anything about the “Old Water Grist Mill, near Macon,” which photographer James Butters from the Historic American Building Survey documented in June 1936, and apparently neither does MDAH, since the only mill in Noxubee County they have… Read More ›
I recently ran across this ad in the June 30, 1946 edition of the Clarion-Ledger. Attention! COLORED VETERANS –Here’s The Home Buy Of The Year! Pictured at left is just one of the twelve new homes that have just been… Read More ›
To celebrate President’s Day, we feature the eye-catching Washington County Courthouse, a rare-for-Mississippi stone Romanesque Revival building, built in 1891. According to the MDAH Historic Resources Database, it was designated as a Mississippi Landmark in January 1989 and listed on the… Read More ›
Back in December 2016, when the latest round of Community Heritage Preservation Grants was announced, you may have noticed, as I did, the largest grant on the list: Bailey School, Jackson, Hinds County—$370,000 For stabilization of the structure and restoration… Read More ›
Following up on last week’s Monday Round-up , and after reading the article “New business offers heritage tours to tell other side of Natchez history” and checking out “Race Against Time: Culture and Separation in Natchez Since 1930,” I recalled an accidental… Read More ›
We had some good news come to the MissPres inbox this week. From the Durant Historic Preservation Commission members, of Durant in Holmes County, Mississippi. They are happy to announce that they have qualified for the Authority To Advertise For Bids with MDOT… Read More ›
Lets jump right into this week’s roundup. We designated 38 communities as Certified Local Governments to help w/ historic preservation guidance and grants https://t.co/ubhnMyni8x pic.twitter.com/tn8FBPUKt8 — NationalParkService (@NatlParkService) January 31, 2017 The big news in Booneville this week is the National Park… Read More ›
A couple of weeks ago I was able to attend the first History Is Lunch program here in Jackson, entitled “Rankin County Re-Photographed” by Paul Davis. Over the years, Davis has found old photos of places and people in Rankin… Read More ›