Even thought it doesn’t look inviting, let’s jump right into today’s roundup. It is to hot already for this much bad news. To hopefully put everyone in a better mood, I’ve decided to share the bad news first and end with the good news stories.
From our friends at Mississippi Heritage Trust. More information about this year’s statewide historic preservation conference can be found on their website. https://www.mississippiheritage.com/listen-up/ On June 6-8, the Mississippi Heritage Trust will host the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference at the… Read More ›
Let’s jump right into today’s roundup. Starting in Tupelo, there is news of new Historic District zoning. The district would include a small portion of the Downtown Tupelo National Register Historic District, and link the downtown district to the Highland… Read More ›
One of the New Deal projects that gets less recognition is the Civil Works Administration, a job creation program established under the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, active in providing temporary employment for manual laborers between 1933-1934. Using standard Mississippi Department… Read More ›
We’ve got some more information from our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust about two upcoming preservation workshops in the Delta. The information contained in the fliers below are for events to be held in Cleveland, and Greenville, with the… Read More ›
As we learned last week in the News Round-up, the Greenwood’s Midway Hotel (first built in 1905 as the Kitchell Hotel, enlarged with a north addition in 1916, and later renamed the Weiner) will be demolished. Inspection by a structural… Read More ›
We’ve had several posts on what later mid-century modern buildings (defined here on MissPres by W. White as c.1965-c.1978) were considered in their time as the best Mississippi had to offer. Let’s not forget that there were plenty of buildings… Read More ›
The National Park Service is undertaking a study of civil rights sites in Mississippi to report to Congress on which sites might become part of the park system. A new NPS website explains the project and announces six public meetings… Read More ›
From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust comes an announcement of upcoming workshops from one end of the state to the other: Bay St. Louis, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Oxford, Pascagoula, aaaaand–whew!–Tupelo.
Mississippi can document a number of community houses constructed under the auspices of the New Deal Administration, including FERA (Pontotoc and Macon) and WPA (Winona, Biloxi, Carrollton, Enterprise, Grenada, and Eupora). Additionally, at least 6 other facilities are conjectured to… Read More ›
Recently, I saw these images of the construction of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson Chancery Building in the Mississippi Digital Library’s Bishop R. O. Gerow Collection. While the building’s contractor is not documented in the MDAH HRI, I believe, based… Read More ›
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has awarded grants totaling more than $63,000 to ten preservation projects in Certified Local Government (CLG) communities across the state. Amounts range from $1,250 for the development of an interactive website that interprets Boonville’s historic district to $12,500 to continue the rehabilitation of the Weinberg House in Greenville.
Last week’s Name This Place contest was a big success, thanks to all who participated. A big round of digital applause is due for our latest “Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire” ed polk douglas and W. White’s stalwart efforts pulling together entries… Read More ›
From the West Point, Mississippi Court Street Historic District National Register nomination… 307 E. Westbrook Street. Vernacular Italianate. One-and-a-half-story, saltbox, gable-roof, stuccoed masonry and stuccoed frame residence: full-width hip-roof porch supported on Tuscan columns; Greek Revival tripartite entrance; attic story windows… Read More ›
Malvaney’s post at the end of March about the Historic American Engineering Record(HAER) drawings made me think about one of my favorite trivia questions. What is Mississippi’s one National Historic Engineering Landmark?
One of the many Mississippi projects under consideration for Public Works Administration funding in 1935 was the Magee General Hospital. The state PWA office announced approvals for a number of new projects, and many more were proposed, but never funded. … Read More ›
The Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) has issued a call for nominations for their “Best of the South” award, with nominations due July 1, 2018. As you may recall, Mississippi has snagged four of these awards in the past:… Read More ›
This week news stories from Oxford, to Jackson, to Biloxi.
Friday Film: Rowan Oak, Oxford
As a reminder about the recent formation of the Rodney History and Preservation Society and how you might want to join in its mission to preserve remaining structures in historic Rodney, especially the Rodney Presbyterian Church, today’s HABS post is dedicated… Read More ›
These non-flashy houses are solid and fiscally responsible (which is very important to me and, I’m told, Tate Reeves) and have all the amenities I love in old houses, like conventional foundations, porches, wood floors, solid doors, and wood windows, along with original modern conveniences such as a decent-sized kitchen and nicely tiled bathrooms.
This post is a follow up to a post from a few weeks back that stimulated quite a bit of conversation about appreciation of architecture from the late 1960s and early 1970s that are now reaching the golden fifty-year mark that buildings can be considered for listing on the National Register. The buildings in today’s post are less than five years from reaching their fiftieth birthday.