Mississippi Towns

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 ›

Happy 25th, MHT!

Preservation in Mississippi celebrated its 8th birthday last week, but the Mississippi Heritage Trust is celebrating its 25th this week, and according to this press release, they’re throwing a party in Columbus to celebrate. Congratulations, MHT! The Mississippi Heritage Trust… Read More ›

MissPres at 8: Repairing the Old Capitol, 1916-1917

The movement for a “restoration” of the old state house was begun in 1903. The proposal was that the building be restored to its original condition and used as an historic landmark, possibly by the Department of Archives and History. The reports of architects who examined the building were adverse, and it was accepted as true that the building was dangerous, and likely to collapse at any time.

MissPres News Roundup 1-30-2017

Lets jump right in to this week’s roundup. In Hattiesburg, concerning statements were made about some of the oldest buildings on the campus of William Carey University.  The Hattiesburg American reported University President Tommy King said “…this morning’s review showed they might… Read More ›