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 ›
Cool Old Places
National Register listings for 2016 vary from a rural African American store to an Illinois Central Depot in Durant to “The Hermitage” on the banks of Hobolochitto Creek in Picayune.
It has been a while since we have been on the New Deal Tour for Mississippi, so I decided it was high time to get back on the road. The Public Works Administration-funded annex to the Madison-Ridgeland High School was… Read More ›
Get up off your duff, grab your gloves, gulp some water, and come help clean up the amazing Mississippi River Basin Model!
I didn’t plan on taking a vacation from the blog this week, but how could I have known the Cubs would take me through such a nerve-wracking World Series and making me stay up so late on Wednesday to get them through those… Read More ›
Can there be any Modernism in Natchez, home of the Natchez Pilgrimage? The answer, my friend, is yes.
There’s so little information about the Chaffin property that the MDAH Historic Resources Database throws up its hands and says “location not documented.” Because no one has seen it since 1936, when HABS photographer James Butters came through, the house… Read More ›
It’s football time again folks. This reminded me of an excerpt of a news roundup from this spring… Rick Cleveland’s article “Hometown teams are what make Mississippi, Mississippi” highlights a Smithsonian exhibit that is about to begin touring Mississippi. “In… Read More ›
The Dairy Freeze in Crystal Springs opened up c.1951 at the intersection of Hwy 51 and what I believe was old Hwy 27. With Hwy 51 being the main drag between Jackson and Baton Rouge / New Orleans, the stand likely… Read More ›
Strangely enough for a National Historic Landmark (and one of the 101 Mississippi Places To See Before You Die), we really don’t appear to have great information about the construction of Oakland Chapel at Alcorn State University. Originally built as… Read More ›
Time for a mid-summer checkup, in photographs, on what’s going on in the preservation world of Mississippi.
Recently, a MissPres reader sent me the link to John Margolies’s obituary. You may not know the name, but if you enjoy mid-century commercial Modernism, you’ve probably seen his images of neon signs interesting roadside vernacular architecture, and other sites… Read More ›
Today’s post is brought to you by our inveterate architectural tourist, Neel Reid, who also reported on last year’s Mad Mod Eastover tour. ————————————————— It’s easy to overlook Modernist commercial architecture. Coming into a world where cars dictate the layout… Read More ›
This is the inaugural post in what I hope will be a regular series of posts regarding the buildings of Mississippi State University. I should naturally focus the first post on an important, widely known building of historical prominence such… Read More ›
If you haven’t seen any of the previous posts… Tomorrow, August 15, 2015, is the day of the Mississippi Heritage Trust Gulf Coast Preservation Trail. This is your chance to poke around historic places across the Mississippi Gulf Coast that were saved or… Read More ›
Just a reminder that the Mississippi Heritage Trust “Preservation Trail” event commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the preservation victories that came out of tragedy, will take place Saturday August 15, 2015 from 10am to 2pm. This is an… Read More ›
Good news for the c.1880 Italianate Walton-Young House on University Avenue: a little TLC for the exterior! The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is supporting the repairs through its Community Heritage Preservation Grant. Architect for the work is Belinda… Read More ›
As we celebrate the Sixth year of existence for Misspreservation.com we look back on some of our favorite and poignant posts. This post originally debuted in January of 2010, fifty years after the construction of the Bruce Goff-designed Gryder House in Ocean Springs…. Read More ›