Historic Preservation

Gulfport Library update

A third public meeting about the future of Gulfport Library took place on Thursday (the 12th) and this one seems to have actually produced some encouraging movement on all sides. According to the Sun-Herald article, the many interested parties, including… Read More ›

Release Me, You Fiend!

Earlier this week, I was walking around downtown Jackson, past the Old Capitol (1839), past the Lamar Life Building (1925), the Governor’s Mansion (1840), the U.S. Courthouse (1933), over to Jackson City Hall (1846), the Hinds County Courthouse (1930), and… Read More ›

Meridian City Hall

An interesting article in the Meridian Star on Sunday about the cost of renovating the Meridian City Hall. I like it when writers take the time to point out the complexities of the issue at hand, and it sounds like City… Read More ›

Last Hope for Carr Central?

Here’s sending good thoughts to Carr Central–an amazing 1920s school and Vicksburg landmark. I still don’t understand why the historic preservation tax credits amounting to, I think, 45% of the total cost, aren’t enough to get this project going, but… Read More ›

Update on Philadelphia

Thanks to tsj1957 for sending along the link to the Neshoba Democrat article about last Monday’s historic preservation commission meeting in Philadelphia. As I’m sure you recall from my previous post because you read every last word in every post I’ve… Read More ›

Historical Society Report

A good crowd, with an average age of, ooooh, let’s just say, above the average age of the rest of Mississippi, showed up to the Old Capitol Friday and Saturday for the annual meeting of the Mississippi Historical Society. For the first… Read More ›

Historic Bridges Site

Kaitlin at Preservation in Pink recently put up a very helpful post giving good internet resources for researching historic bridges. Most of us know about HABS/HAER, but I hadn’t heard of the website called Historic Bridges of the U.S. This site has hundreds… Read More ›

The Return of Modernism

All this has happened before, and will happen again. At least that’s what I’ve learned from 4 seasons of Battlestar Galactica, along with lots of impenetrable mythology.  So, I shouldn’t be surprised that Modernism has come back around. To me, the resurrection… Read More ›

Preservation and Exploration

Over at Preservation in Pink Kaitlin muses about the “Urban Exploration Movement.”  She asks: “Urban Explorers aren’t the typical preservationists, but are their hearts in the right place? Or would something like this have a negative effect? After all, preservation is more than… Read More ›

Delta Queen (II)

Matt Hurley at Weapons of Mass Discussion concludes “It is amazing that this situation hasn’t been fixed yet…”  I totally agree–it seems obvious to me that grounding the Delta Queen is the wrong thing to do. Everyone wants safety, of… Read More ›