Mississippi Landmarks

MissPres News Roundup 11-7-2017

Stories this week come from Vicksburg, Meridian, Ellisville, and Philadelphia. The big local story this week might be the listing for sale of the Presbyterian Church in Rodney.  If you haven’t heard about this yet, be sure the check out yesterday’s post. The big national news this week is the loss of the federal preservation tax credits.

MissPres News Roundup 8-1-2017

Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup. History professor Andrew Kahrl tracks racial discrimination through the tax assessor’s office.  This article provides interesting insight concerning race and property ownership and cites several Mississippi examples in Edwards and Waveland. It also touches… Read More ›

MissPres News Roundup 4-18-2017

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).

Happy President’s Day 2017!

To celebrate President’s Day, we feature the eye-catching Washington County Courthouse, a rare-for-Mississippi stone Romanesque Revival building, built in 1891. According to the MDAH Historic Resources Database, it was designated as a Mississippi Landmark in January 1989 and listed on the… Read More ›

Mississippi Landmarks 2015

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 ›

MissPres News Roundup 4-7-2015

From the Coast to Columbus, from Jackson to the Delta and points in between, preservationists get down and dirty in old barns looking for original windows, fight in the legislature for historic tax credits, and pass on pilgrimage traditions to new preservationists. Read all about it in this week’s News Roundup.