Let’s jump right on in to this week’s roundup. In Neshoba County, near Philadelphia, the Mt. Zion Methodist Church is in the process of being nominated for National Register of Historic Places. Mt. Zion Church was burned by the Ku Klux Klan… Read More ›
From Mary Holmes College to Gulfport Library, from fences at Greenwood Cemetery to the roof of the old Greenville Depot, from Natchez to Jackson to Tupelo and points in between, here’s all the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print (virtually, on the internets).
Word has been spreading for the past 10 days on Facebook and beyond about an act of bold thievery, of pure thugery, perpetrated on the National Historic Landmark Shaifer House out in the woods near Port Gibson, but yesterday I… Read More ›
We had some good news come to the MissPres inbox this week. From the Durant Historic Preservation Commission members, of Durant in Holmes County, Mississippi. They are happy to announce that they have qualified for the Authority To Advertise For Bids with MDOT… Read More ›
Here is a reminder about two free preservation related lectures that are taking place this week.
Last week we took a look at the beginnings of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, established in March 1902. Legislation was drafted by Franklin L. Riley, professor of history and rhetoric at University of Mississippi, and subsequently passed… Read More ›
Malvaney’s post last week about historic newspapers and their interesting content made me think about searching the newspaper archives for the history of MDAH, since I so often rely on the department’s resources for details on historic sites in Mississippi…. Read More ›
From the MDAH website comes much-anticipated news about this year’s round of Community Heritage Preservation Grants (CHPG), the state’s primary historic preservation grant program. I’ve taken the liberty of adding links to the MDAH Historic Resources Database for each building so you… Read More ›
This mid-week news round-up is less varied than last week’s round-up, but it still features some good information. Starting off with some concerning news regarding several large rehabilitation projects in both Gulfport and Natchez. In Gulfport, Virginia attorney Robert Lubin… Read More ›
According to the MDAH website: Legislature Funds Preservation Grant Program – posted July 01, 2016 MDAH is accepting applications for preservation projects across the state. The 2016 Mississippi legislature has provided funding for another round of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant… Read More ›
Certified Local Government grants for 2016 include Biloxi, Booneville, Como, Jackson, Leland, Natchez, Starkville, and Tupelo.
As the Magnolia State blooms, what’s been going on in the historic preservation world this last week? Several articles have highlighted the Legislature’s last-minute re-authorization (seems like the Leg did a lot of last-minute stuff this year) of the historic… Read More ›
Former Governor William Winter celebrated his 93rd birthday yesterday. One would be hard pressed to name another governor, of any state not just Mississippi, who has advocated and acted for historic preservation as strongly as Governor Winter. In 1954, as… Read More ›
Let’s follow up our two days of reviewing National Register listings for 2015 with a shorter list of the buildings designated as Mississippi Landmarks by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Often confused with the National Register, which is administered… Read More ›
MHT’s 10 Most Endangered Places unveiling for 2015 came off without a hitch at MHT’s Lowry House, still under construction but looking pretty spiffy. This was the 10th unveiling since the list was introduced in 1999, meaning that we have reached… Read More ›
News came yesterday from MDAH’s Historic Preservation Facebook page that at the request of Meridian Mayor Percy Bland, the MDAH Board of Trustees designated Chris Risher’s Modernist gem, the Meridian Police Station, at their monthly meeting. This only days after the… Read More ›
Click here to view the most up-to-date MissPres Collection of Mississippi Preservation Guidelines. Any Mississippi town with a historic preservation commission that oversees a local historic district very likely has a set of design guidelines. These guidelines offer general design and technical recommendations… Read More ›