One of the most popular posts I’ve written for Preservation in Mississippi has to be a post about rock lath. But what is rock lath? According to the Dictionary of Architecture and Construction 4th Edition by Cyril M. Harris rock lath, also… Read More ›
Good news for Hattiesburg’s Eaton School? Bad news for Meridian’s Mid Century Sears? And conundrums in Jackson all in this weeks MissPres News Roundup.
When “Traveling by Trolley” through “Industrial Mississippi” be sure to stop by the Car Barn on Jackson’s Commerce Street.
It’s totally normal (I’m sure you would agree) to collect books like American School and University, and as I was flipping through the 1950-51 (22nd annual) edition, I came across a chapter called “America’s Outstanding School Buildings (built since 1945).”… Read More ›
Today’s featured newspaper clipping notes the introduction a convenience we take for granted today. If you’ve ever been hot and sweaty working on a project and had the frustration of needing one more widget or sprocket to finish said project… Read More ›
Today’s post arises from both an interest in the Industrial Mississippi posts, but also the Friday is a Gas Series. I was curious if any motor vehicles had been produced in Mississippi, then I recalled a friend who had worked… Read More ›
The Sunflower Agricultural High School in Moorhead was PWA project W1176, approved November 1936 with a $45,000 grant toward the estimated cost of $100,000. Construction began January 27, 1937 and was completed September 9, 1937 for a total of $100,298… Read More ›
Stories this week come from Vicksburg, Meridian, Ellisville, and Philadelphia. The big local story this week might be the listing for sale of the Presbyterian Church in Rodney. If you haven’t heard about this yet, be sure the check out yesterday’s post. The big national news this week is the loss of the federal preservation tax credits.
I believe tonight is the last night for regular season High School football across Mississippi and we have yet to feature a historic playing field on MissPres this fall. Tonight (Friday November 3, 2017) Laurel will face off against Natchez,… Read More ›
E.L. Malvaney has a submitted request for this MissPres Word of the Week, emailing along the photo below saying, “…Another word I’ve recently thought of that should be a word of the week is “broken pediment.” I suppose to break the… Read More ›
As I’ve driven through Philadelphia, I’ve often admired a Moderne-style industrial building on West Myrtle Street now known as Philadelphia Electronics. But I’ve never known anything more about it until I came across an architectural rendering in a 1946 Clarion-Ledger… Read More ›
Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup. A roundup that contains lots of stories from Jackson. Starting in Jackson‘s Belhaven Neighborhood, over the years, First Presbyterian Church on N. State Street has been buying homes adjacent to the church property. … Read More ›
Thursday evening at the restored historic Lowry House in Jackson, the Mississippi Heritage Trust announced its latest list of Mississippi’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places. As always, the announcement was followed by food, fellowship, and a silent auction of artwork… Read More ›
It has been a while since we have featured any New Deal projects, so I thought it time to update on some of the Mississippi examples. One of my favorite programs was the National Youth Administration arm of the WPA. … Read More ›
According to WLBT, the former G.E. Lamp Works, more lately the Jackson Enterprise Center, on Highway 80 suffered a major arson fire beginning sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, and firefighters spent most of the day keeping hot… Read More ›
Yazoo City’s downtown may qualify as the most homogenous in the state, by which I mean of the same period and of a piece. As most of you probably know, a great fire took out a couple dozen blocks of… Read More ›
On this final September Friday, take an 18-minute break to watch this video about the restoration of the former Institute Hall in Natchez. The film chronicles the building’s history beginning in the early mid-1800s to its recent renovation and conversion… Read More ›