The once-grand mansion was in a precarious condition in 1936 when our old friend James Butters took two photos of the building for the Historic American Building Survey, one from the front and one from the back, which was already missing its original double gallery.
Mr. E. K. Myrick, the popular garage man, whose place is on Main street, next to the corner of River Front, has purchased the River Front Stable building and the lot upon which it stands and the lot to the… Read More ›
Bonds in the amount of $20,500 were passed in Greenwood for the purchase of land to build a new and larger city hall in May 1929. By July 6, moving of the “old Ed Bryan home” was underway from the… Read More ›
Itta Bena citizens met in May 1939 to discuss the proposed new elementary school building. The old Itta Bena school building is being wrecked, preparatory to the building of a new school building to serve that community. (Greenwood Commonwealth, 12 Sep… Read More ›
Continuing with the bank buildings focus, Greenwood’s former Bank of Greenwood sits at the corner of Howard and Ramcat Alley. MDAH calls the c. 1890 building Romanesque and Lloyd Ostby (1980) referred to it as Victorian Romanesque, constructed of brick… Read More ›
Two Mississippi health clinics funded under the Hill-Burton program were published in the October 1951 issue of Architectural Record, a high honor for our state, which is still often overlooked in the architectural world. The two-page spread focused attention on… Read More ›
The Delta Daily News reported in March 2018 about the planned reopening of the former Wilson Banking Company building–as a bank! On my recent first visit to downtown Greenwood, I stumbled across this beautiful 1913 Beaux Arts building designed by architect Frank… Read More ›
The Delta National Heritage Area has announced its 2018 grant awards, and one of the Delta’s most photogenic country churches, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Estill, has received money for an important bricks-and-mortar preservation project. The clapboard church with… Read More ›
Ralph Lembo was an Italian immigrant who settled in Itta Bena. He turned 21 in 1918 and was one of 32 to register for military service, as required, on August 24, 1918, but he apparently was not called up to… Read More ›
Friday Film: Taborian Hospital
We’ve got some more information from our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust about two upcoming preservation workshops in the Delta. The information contained in the fliers below are for events to be held in Cleveland, and Greenville, with the… Read More ›
This post is a follow up to a post from a few weeks back that stimulated quite a bit of conversation about appreciation of architecture from the late 1960s and early 1970s that are now reaching the golden fifty-year mark that buildings can be considered for listing on the National Register. The buildings in today’s post are less than five years from reaching their fiftieth birthday.
In 1974, the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects held its fourth annual convention, according to a Delta Democrat Times blurb, and presented six honor awards. The awards were dominated by a Greenville firm that picked up four awards. Below the… 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 ›
The Sunflower Agricultural High School in Moorhead was PWA project W1176, approved November 1936 with a $45,000 grant toward the estimated cost of $100,000. Construction began January 27, 1937 and was completed September 9, 1937 for a total of $100,298… 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 ›
Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup. History professor Andrew Kahrl tracks racial discrimination through the tax assessor’s office. This article provides interesting insight concerning race and property ownership and cites several Mississippi examples in Edwards and Waveland. It also touches… Read More ›
One thing that surprised me when I moved to Mississippi and ventured into the Delta–a place that I had understood from various news stories had been forgotten by time–was how much the region had changed over the latter half of… Read More ›
Preservation in Mississippi has actively followed the progress of Prospect Hill Plantation since 2009, when Malvaney posted “An Important House Needs Our Help.” Since 2011, Prospect Hill has been owned and slowly but steadily restored by The Archaeological Conservancy, spearheaded by… Read More ›
High atop a cotton seed oil mill in the Mississippi Delta, a star. Merry Christmas from Preservation in Mississippi!