I’ve seen a lot of postcards of Jackson’s Capitol Street looking from the far west end near the King Edward Hotel up to the Old Capitol, but this one goes in the opposite direction and shows some buildings that don’t… Read More ›
Through the wonders of the internet you can now see every MoMA exhibit ever. Earlier this month the Museum of Modern Art in New York made their complete exhibition history, including photographs, archival documents, & exhibit catalogs, available online. The 86-year-old Museum… Read More ›
I don’t know a date on this card, and I hope some Biloxi historians will voice their opinions, but it looks like it could pre-date the 1947 hurricane. Compare to the similar, but very different, pre-Camille and pre-Katrina views.
Many cities advertised their prime locations in the 1951 Manufacturer’s Record, dedicated to Mississippi’s industrial opportunities, including Greenville and its port. If I’m reading this image on MDOT’s Port of Greenville webpage correctly, it looks like they succeeded in expanding… Read More ›
For the 200th anniversary of his birth, the Avery Library at Columbia University featured an exhibition exploring the legacy of Andrew Jackson Downing. The exhibit… “…showcases several editions of Downing’s publications and those of his many successors. It offers a glimpse into… Read More ›
It’s football time again folks. This reminded me of an excerpt of a news roundup from this spring… Rick Cleveland’s article “Hometown teams are what make Mississippi, Mississippi” highlights a Smithsonian exhibit that is about to begin touring Mississippi. “In… Read More ›
To commemorate the 160th anniversary of Louis Sullivan’s birth (which I foolishly missed on September 3rd) I’d like to pull from the archives a newspaper clipping regarding his most noted apprentice Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright visited the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a guest… Read More ›
When I began this post, I knew nothing about the J.A. Olson Company of Winona, but now through the wonders of the internets, I know that it manufactured mirrors and frames, that its headquarters was in Chicago, that this was… 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 ›
Today’s Mississippi street-scene comes from the Corinth, Miss. Collection at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History: The twenty black-and-white photographs in this collection were produced ca. 1920 by McCord’s Studio in Corinth. The images are of commercial buildings, houses,… Read More ›
In July of 1945, the Hattiesburg J.C. Penney store at 122-126 W Pine Street suffered a significant fire. This provided an opportunity for the company’s branding efforts to be put to use with a complete rebuilding of the store. Sixteen… Read More ›
There once was a Golden Fisherman who lived in downtown Biloxi, Mississippi, which at the time he was born, 1977, was non-ironically called “The Vieux Marche” (pronounced “The View Mar-SHAY”). . .
The Dairy Freeze in Crystal Springs opened up c.1951 at the intersection of Hwy 51 and what I believe was old Hwy 27. With Hwy 51 being the main drag between Jackson and Baton Rouge / New Orleans, the stand likely… Read More ›
The home of the Original Rhinestone Cowboy, Loy Bowlin began life as a somewhat typical craftsman bungalow in McComb. Over the years Mr. Bowlin added his own decoration consisting of glitter, rhinestone, and paint to his house. After his passing… Read More ›
Is the Art Moderne original building of Taylor Machine Works still standing? I don’t know, but there are some groovy canopies to greet visitors.
As a way of commemorating the 47th anniversary of Hurricane Camille this week, let’s look back at two structures that are prominent features of the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s skyline. While it is apparent that disaster shapes our physical environment in what is lost, as… Read More ›
Remember last week’s postcard showing the Edgewater Hotel’s scenic, wooded beachfront, complete with bridle paths for long horse rides? What happened? Progress, that’s what. This undated postcard, showing the short-lived coexistence of the Edgewater Hotel and the Edgewater Shopping Plaza,… Read More ›
Bruce Goff designed two houses in Mississippi during his career. The Gryder House (1960) in Ocean Springs is a frequent topic here on MissPres. The other Goff design was the Gutman House (1958) in Gulfport. It is likely not as… Read More ›