Capitols Old & New

MissPres at 8: Repairing the Old Capitol, 1916-1917

The movement for a “restoration” of the old state house was begun in 1903. The proposal was that the building be restored to its original condition and used as an historic landmark, possibly by the Department of Archives and History. The reports of architects who examined the building were adverse, and it was accepted as true that the building was dangerous, and likely to collapse at any time.

A New Capitol Thanksgiving

Mississippi’s beloved New Capitol moved a big step toward becoming a National Historic Landmark last week, according to the MDAH Historic Preservation Division’s Facebook post: This Monday at the historic Charles Sumner School in Washington DC, Ken P’Pool, Mississippi’s Deputy… Read More ›

Old Capitol Energy Efficiency

In scouring the internet databases for unique and interesting things I ran across the New York Public Library’s George Arents Collection and its series of U.S. government and state capitol building cigarette cards.  The series is interesting because this captures… Read More ›