Malvaney’s post at the end of March about the Historic American Engineering Record(HAER) drawings made me think about one of my favorite trivia questions. What is Mississippi’s one National Historic Engineering Landmark?
Cool Old Places
Friday Film: Rowan Oak, Oxford
As a reminder about the recent formation of the Rodney History and Preservation Society and how you might want to join in its mission to preserve remaining structures in historic Rodney, especially the Rodney Presbyterian Church, today’s HABS post is dedicated… Read More ›
No, you read that right–“HAER.” I didn’t misspell HABS. The Historic American Engineering Record is the younger brother to the Historic American Building Survey, focusing its attention on engineered structures. The program is administered by the same office as HABS… Read More ›
Revised Plans Completed for Additions to City Airport Administration Building; Realtors Report Increased Rental Demands Release of revised plans to start work soon on a $12,500 addition to the administration airport building at Hawkins Field and current reports in real… Read More ›
Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup with news from Meridian, Philadelphia, Jackson, & Natchez.
Friday Film: I.T. Montgomery House, Mound Bayou
Friday Film: Prospect Hill, Jefferson County
Back in December, Thomas Rosell highlighted in the News Roundup an article about the proposal to locate the new Children’s Museum in Meridian at the former Sears site on 22nd Avenue between I-20 and downtown Meridian: In Meridian there is… Read More ›
It’s that time of year again when we make lists of preservation accomplishments and failures. We’ll get started with the historic properties that were designated as Mississippi Landmarks in 2017. The Mississippi Landmark designation isn’t the same as National Register… Read More ›
A recent Susassippi post ended with the question, “What is your favorite Edgar Lucian Malvaney building?” My pick was the 1948 Enterprise-Journal Building on Broadway in McComb. Some time ago I ran across this newspaper clipping from the building’s dedication… Read More ›
It’s totally normal (I’m sure you would agree) to collect books like American School and University, and as I was flipping through the 1950-51 (22nd annual) edition, I came across a chapter called “America’s Outstanding School Buildings (built since 1945).”… Read More ›
I believe tonight is the last night for regular season High School football across Mississippi and we have yet to feature a historic playing field on MissPres this fall. Tonight (Friday November 3, 2017) Laurel will face off against Natchez,… Read More ›
This last installment from the May 1963 issue of Mississippi Architect is an unusual one for the magazine, as it focuses on one particular Mississippi architect who was being honored by the A.I.A. We’ve looked at a few of Tom… Read More ›
Thursday evening at the restored historic Lowry House in Jackson, the Mississippi Heritage Trust announced its latest list of Mississippi’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places. As always, the announcement was followed by food, fellowship, and a silent auction of artwork… Read More ›
It has been a while since we have featured any New Deal projects, so I thought it time to update on some of the Mississippi examples. One of my favorite programs was the National Youth Administration arm of the WPA. … Read More ›
Yazoo City’s downtown may qualify as the most homogenous in the state, by which I mean of the same period and of a piece. As most of you probably know, a great fire took out a couple dozen blocks of… Read More ›
A castle. In Aberdeen, Mississippi. Have you seen it?
I present to you for your weekend perusing pleasure the following book: Architectural Concrete for Small Buildings published in 1937 by the Portland Cement Association. The book is available to view online over on archive.org thanks to the Association for… Read More ›