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 ›
Cool Old Places
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 ›
Hear the latest from Starkville’s Cotton Mill project, MHT’s Mad Mod Affair, Jackson’s McRae’s building renovation, Pascagoula’s gala for LaPointe Krebs House, and learn about an amazing preservationist from Pass Christian.
From the Walter Fountain Collection-Local History and Genealogy Department of the Biloxi Public Library. This photo from the January 18, 1995 edition of the Sun Herald had the following explanatory text. Click on the image for more detail. The article refers to the enterprise… Read More ›
MissPres will be celebrating its sixth anniversary during 2015. To acknowledge this achievement we will be looking back at some of our earliest posts while sharing thoughts and any developments that have occurred since the post originally debuted. Today’s post is a… Read More ›
Once soaring symbols of the Industrial Revolution and material progress, smokestacks later became the poster kids of environmental degradation. Today, legions of artists, urban planners and preservationists are seeking to change those carbon chugging chimneys from sooty to beauty. (Smokin’… Read More ›
A holiday that is celebrated with fried food? What Mississippian wouldn’t like that? Tonight (really Dec. 23, but I pressed the “Publish” button too soon) will be the eighth night of Hanukkah. MissPres is marking the occasion with photos of the Congregation Beth Israel… Read More ›
I notice from this picture that the formal name of Belzoni’s great burger and malt shop is “The Varsity Restaurant,” but like all icons, it’s real name is simply “The Varsity.”
I’m not sure if B&Bs Kitchen has ever been a burger and shake kind of place, but it looks like it could have been, and I couldn’t resist its zigzag roof and cheerful red and white stripes.