Today’s article takes us back to the grand opening of what is today known as University of Mississippi Medical Center, or UMMC for short, or UMC for even shorter. This institution has become so woven into the fabric of health… Read More ›
Unlike some of our previous Hill-Burton medical buildings, Franklin County’s 1949 health department in Meadville is easy to find right on the courthouse square, and other than the . . . very red metal roof, it’s very intact to its… Read More ›
A bit of a clickbait title if I am honest, but Mississippi does have one of Alabama’s HABS structures. Located on the Old Tishomingo County Courthouse Square in Jacinto is a diminutive but vividly painted and striking building. Yet almost… Read More ›
Two Mississippi health clinics funded under the Hill-Burton program were published in the October 1951 issue of Architectural Record, a high honor for our state, which is still often overlooked in the architectural world. The two-page spread focused attention on… Read More ›
This week’s Hill-Burton hospital, located over in the tiny county seat of DeKalb, had this eye-catching rendering in New Hospitals and Health Departments for Mississippi, which was published by the Mississippi Commission on Hospital Care around 1950. As you may remember,… Read More ›
Friday Film: Taborian Hospital
One of the many Mississippi projects under consideration for Public Works Administration funding in 1935 was the Magee General Hospital. The state PWA office announced approvals for a number of new projects, and many more were proposed, but never funded. … Read More ›
This week news stories from Oxford, to Jackson, to Biloxi.
Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup with news from Meridian, Philadelphia, Jackson, & Natchez.
This week’s Hill-Burton hospital, originally called Northeast Mississippi Regional when it opened in 1949, was the first to be completed in the state and, since Mississippi was a leader in building Hill-Burton medical clinics and facilities, it was therefore one… Read More ›
Several weeks back, when I came across the 1918 U.S. Naval Camp yearbook, I also noticed some plans for Gulfport’s 1918 U.S. Naval Camp buildings. Thanks to the J. Murrey Atkins Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte,… Read More ›
In 1974, the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects held its fourth annual convention, according to a Delta Democrat Times blurb, and presented six honor awards. The awards were dominated by a Greenville firm that picked up four awards. Below the… Read More ›
You may recall a newspaper clipping post (“Hospitals in Every County“) about the federal Hill-Burton program (technically titled the “Hospital Survey and Construction Act”) in the 1940s and 1950s that aimed to build health clinics and hospitals accessible to even… Read More ›
Lets jump right into this week’s roundup. Starting in Starkville, fourteen structures including three historic houses were demolished this week for an “a planned upscale, mixed-use development that will include retail shops and loft apartments” The article gives the developers… Read More ›
Let’s start this week’s roundup big news of the National Historic Landmark plaque dedication ceremony at the New Capitol.
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 ›