Historic Preservation

MissPres News Roundup 5-22-2018

Even thought it doesn’t look inviting, let’s jump right into today’s roundup.  It is to hot already for this much bad news.  To hopefully put everyone in a better mood, I’ve decided to share the bad news first and end with the good news stories.

MissPres News Roundup 5-14-2018

Let’s jump right into today’s roundup. Starting in Tupelo,  there is news of new Historic District zoning.   The district would include a small portion of the Downtown Tupelo National Register Historic District, and link the downtown district to the Highland… Read More ›

Magee Community House: WPA or not?

Mississippi can document a number of community houses constructed under the auspices of the New Deal Administration, including FERA (Pontotoc and Macon) and WPA (Winona, Biloxi, Carrollton, Enterprise, Grenada, and Eupora).  Additionally, at least 6 other facilities are conjectured to… Read More ›

Mississippi’s Best Buildings of 1972

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.