Spring has sprung especially early this year in Mississippi, and when our thoughts turn to Spring, they automatically turn to the annual rite of Spring Pilgrimage, when historic homes in communities around the state are open for us to tour…. Read More ›
One of the common complaints about historic preservationists from non-historic preservationists, particularly of the internet troll variety, is that if preservationists want to save something they should buy it or shut up about it. This is an ignorant, internet troll-ish… 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 ›
We’ve previously had a brief introduction to architect George F. Barber here on MissPres. Barber, who lived in Knoxville, TN from 1888 until his death in 1915, did a significant mail order plan business across the United States. The Knox County… Read More ›
Spring Pilgrimage time is upon us, and here’s a list of all the known Mississippi home tours, along with a few out-of-state that you might be interested in. Old house and architecture buffs should be first in line for pilgrimage tickets each year.
Monroe County’s Chancery Building, built 1885-87 as a post office and federal building (Mississippi Department of Archives & History/Historic Resources Inventory database), did not make it to the 101 Places in Mississippi to See Before you Die list. It was… Read More ›