The grounding of the National Historic Landmark, Mississippi River steamboat Delta Queen due to federal fire safety regulations was a hot topic here on MissPres when we were just a baby blog back in 2009. She’s been sitting in Chattanooga since… Read More ›
Although it seems like heading out on the highway has been a part of American life forever, in fact, it was only in the 1930s that a system of paved roads made it easy for average middle-class people to venture… Read More ›
As usual, our first “Things to Do This Spring” post just didn’t capture the full range of activities for Mississippi building huggers, so add some of these to your list if you’re in the vicinity of Oxford or Jackson or Natchez or even New Orleans!
Since one of Samuel Wilson’s first projects was the house variously known as Gilreath’s Tavern, Connelly’s Tavern, and the House on Ellicott’s Hill, I thought we would follow up on yesterday’s post with the HABS documentation of the building from… Read More ›
I haven’t seen much buzz about this Sunday’s open house at the Charnley-Norwood House on East Beach Blvd. in Ocean Springs, but this isn’t just an open house but an open yard as well. My understanding is that the landscape… 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 week, in honor of the beginning of this year’s Columbus Spring Pilgrimage, Preservation in Mississippi has been writing about the inaugural Columbus Pilgrimage, held April 14-16, 1940. Monday’s post was a short introduction about the inaugural Pilgrimage, and yesterday’s… Read More ›
Yesterday, in honor of the beginning of this year’s Columbus Spring Pilgrimage, we had a short introduction to the inaugural Columbus Pilgrimage, held April 14-16, 1940. Today’s post contains information about the twenty-two antebellum homes featured in that inaugural Columbus… Read More ›
The biggest preservation news this week comes from the Legislature, where lawmakers are debating renewal of the Historic Preservation Tax Credit, which provides a tax credit for rehabilitation of National Register-listed properties amounting to 25% of the cost of renovation…. 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 ›
Murder, mayhem, and money top the list of news items in this week’s MissPres News Roundup.
While paging through an old Life magazine, my eye caught the “Mississippi” in this advertisement. Steamboats have been part of the history and culture of the Mississippi River from its Lake Itasca, Minnesota origins to where it empties into the Gulf of… Read More ›