Building Types

Coolest Ole Miss Buildings

I will now announce my much-anticipated nominations for “Coolest Ole Miss Buildings.” To appeal to all segments of my vast reading audience, I have two nominations: one from the 19th century, the other so far into the 20th century, you’ll… Read More ›

Gulfport Library update

A third public meeting about the future of Gulfport Library took place on Thursday (the 12th) and this one seems to have actually produced some encouraging movement on all sides. According to the Sun-Herald article, the many interested parties, including… Read More ›

Last Hope for Carr Central?

Here’s sending good thoughts to Carr Central–an amazing 1920s school and Vicksburg landmark. I still don’t understand why the historic preservation tax credits amounting to, I think, 45% of the total cost, aren’t enough to get this project going, but… Read More ›

Historic Bridges Site

Kaitlin at Preservation in Pink recently put up a very helpful post giving good internet resources for researching historic bridges. Most of us know about HABS/HAER, but I hadn’t heard of the website called Historic Bridges of the U.S. This site has hundreds… Read More ›

Preservation and Exploration

Over at Preservation in Pink Kaitlin muses about the “Urban Exploration Movement.”  She asks: “Urban Explorers aren’t the typical preservationists, but are their hearts in the right place? Or would something like this have a negative effect? After all, preservation is more than… Read More ›

Historic Schools/Stimulus Package (II)

More specific information from the Christian Science Monitor about what the allegedly final stimulus package contains:  Local school districts get to divvy up $40 billion for paying teachers and school upgrades.  But importantly for preservation and in contrast to Pres. Obama’s statements about… Read More ›