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 ›
Recently, I saw these images of the construction of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson Chancery Building in the Mississippi Digital Library’s Bishop R. O. Gerow Collection. While the building’s contractor is not documented in the MDAH HRI, I believe, based… Read More ›
Last week’s Name This Place contest was a big success, thanks to all who participated. A big round of digital applause is due for our latest “Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire” ed polk douglas and W. White’s stalwart efforts pulling together entries… Read More ›
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?
The Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) has issued a call for nominations for their “Best of the South” award, with nominations due July 1, 2018. As you may recall, Mississippi has snagged four of these awards in the past:… Read More ›
This week news stories from Oxford, to Jackson, to Biloxi.
Friday Film: Rowan Oak, Oxford
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.
Friday Film: I.T. Montgomery House, Mound Bayou
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!
The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service announced $12.6 million in grants for 51 projects in 24 states that preserve sites and highlight stories related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th century. Four Mississippi sites are on the list of awardees.
Friday Film: Prospect Hill, Jefferson County
The town of Edwards used Civil Works Administration (CWA) funds to finish a school playground, construct a swimming pool, municipal park, and athletic field improvements. Windows in the two-story brick high school were repainted and repaired. A teachers’ home was… Read More ›
You have to click through to the video, but it’s worth a look at the just completed North Terrace renovation and for the story of how they found the original marble quarry. Can’t get enough of the New Capitol?
Several weeks back, when I came across the 1918 U.S. Naval Camp yearbook, I also noticed some plans for Gulfport’s 1918 U.S. Naval Camp buildings. Thanks to the J. Murrey Atkins Special Collections Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte,… Read More ›
Near the end of January, I reported in my News Roundup about the potential demolition of the Lipscomb House at 223 6th Street, North in Columbs. The Lipscomb estate, represented by attorney David Sanders, is currently attempting to use an… Read More ›
New Motel Stands “Like a Stonewall” With The Use of Jax-Lite Masonry Units Stopping Yankees was the job of General T.J. “Stonewall” Jackson, of Civil war fame. And his name will continue to stop Yankees–and Rebels alike–on the edge of… Read More ›
Three weeks ago, Thomas Rosell’s post “Mississippi’s Best Buildings of 1974” stirred up a substantial amount of conversation on local Mississippi examples of 1970s era architecture. It is eye-opening to many historic preservationists that buildings from this decade will be… Read More ›
Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday. Do you have a building or landscape that you associate with the Mardi Gras season? Perhaps a stretch of parade route, or venue that hosts balls?
I would like everyone who reads this site to take time out of his or her day to join me in saying thank you to ELMalvaney for starting Preservation in Mississippi nine years ago and for the incredible posting schedule… Read More ›
Many a day I find myself using the MDAH Historic Resources Inventory Database. If you’re not familiar with this amazing database of Mississippi’s historic places, I urge you to check out this previous post that will fill you in on exactly… Read More ›
A couple of weeks ago the excellent Facebook group Mid-Century Modern Arkansas had a great post about an International Harvester Dealership in North Little Rock, Arkansas that had been listed on the National Register back in 2009. The International Style design… Read More ›