Historic American Building Survey (HABS)

Cataloguing Mississippi for HABS: Early Recording Efforts

The following list of buildings and sites was taken from documents in Record Group 515 at the National Archives. Twelve buildings were recorded through measured drawings in the 1930s, and in 1939 additional places were considered. The resulting list, entitled “Structures Proposed for Measurement,” was compiled by the state office led by District Officer Emmett J. Hull.

Cataloguing Mississippi for HABS, Part 3

In the final episode of this three-part series about HABS in Mississippi, Virginia Price explores the dominance of the old river towns Natchez and Vicksburg in the HABS collection for Mississippi, and the consequent impression that the Greek Revival style constituted Mississippi’s architectural golden age.

Cataloguing Mississippi for HABS, Part 2

In Part 2 of 3 in a series about HABS in Mississippi, Virginia Price explores the role and work of Mississippi’s first two district officers, A. Hays Town and Emmett J. Hull, and compares Mississippi’s HABS documentation to other states. Plus, C.H. Lindsley, mystery man extraordinaire, appears unexpectedly.