For some years, I know we’ve all been watching with interest and concern the semi-ghost town of Rodney and its most prominent landmark, Rodney Presbyterian Church, built in 1829. Frequent floods and constant neglect placed it on one of the… Read More ›
Today’s post is about a builder from the Coast’s early boom period when Gulfport was first established, and Biloxi’s hotel trade was really taking off. Christian Thompson was a younger brother of Builder/Architect O.E. Thompson. The elder Thompson is likely… 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 ›
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.
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 ›
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 ›
Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup with news from Meridian, Philadelphia, Jackson, & Natchez.
MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.
From the MDAH website (with added Google streetviews for each building so you can explore): Four Buildings Added to National Register – posted February 05, 2018 A historic African American library, a Jewish synagogue, and two Jackson elementary schools have been listed… Read More ›
Here’s the church, here’s the steeple, open the doors, and here’s a new Going Inside post. If you’ve been to Natchez, I’m sure you’ve noticed the grand Gothic Revival St. Mary’s Cathedral–eh-hem, excuse me, St. Mary’s Minor Basilica–right downtown with… 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 ›