Let’s start this week’s roundup with the news on the damaging storms that crossed the state over the weekend. On Monday we reported some on the damage that occurred to historic places in Durant and Flora, but reports of the extent… Read More ›
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 ›
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 ›
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 ›
Two Mississippi projects, one in the Delta and one in Natchez, received awards totaling $550,00 from the African American Civil Rights Grant Program, the National Park Service announced yesterday. This was from a grant pool of $7.75 million, and a… Read More ›
From the MDAH website comes much-anticipated news about this year’s round of Community Heritage Preservation Grants (CHPG), the state’s primary historic preservation grant program. I’ve taken the liberty of adding links to the MDAH Historic Resources Database for each building so you… Read More ›
From Ingomar Mound to Prospect Hill Plantation, from parapets falling to gravestones standing up and “Wade” handwritten on a sill, the MissPres news roundup has got it covered.
This Friday do something the Webster County supervisors couldn’t do. Rather than chose to fight the insurance company and preservationists to get a metal new building, you can put the Webster County Courthouse back together. Unlike the supervisors, I bet you won’t take two… Read More ›
Knowing it was coming doesn’t make it any easier. The Webster County Courthouse demolition has begun, according to Facebook posts and WCBI. The two-story brick Craftsman/Prairie style building was built in 1915 by the Little-Cleckler Construction Company of Anniston, Alabama, and… Read More ›
Congratulations to Belinda Stewart Architects and everyone involved in the multi-year restoration of the Tallahatchie County Courthouse in Sumner. The project has been awarded the 2015 Best of the South award by the Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians at their latest… Read More ›
The former U S Post Office and Courthouse (Eastland Building) in Jackson has had its share of news since its beginnings in 1932, or 1933, depending on which source one utilizes, and possibly, whether one counts “planning” or just construction. … Read More ›
I know yesterday I promised a post about the buildings that were proposed but not approved for Mississippi Landmark designation, but I’m still working on some background research about that subject, which is more complex than transparent, so instead we’ll… Read More ›
Modernism tour in Meridian, Holiday Home tour in Leland, county demolitions in Vicksburg, a plea to save the Natchez bluff, and a mannequin named Paulette who greets visitors from her porch in Carrollton.
The circa 1941 (dates range from 1940-1942 depending on source) Neoclassical courthouse sitting in the middle of Hernando town square was designed by Mississippi’s R. W. Naef and built by Fred B. Johnson.
From the MDAH website: $2.1 Million Available in Preservation Grants – posted July 01, 2014 A popular grant program for preservation projects has received additional funding. The 2014 Mississippi legislature allocated $2.1 million for competitive grants in the tenth round of… Read More ›