Coming out of the foothills of the Tennessee River in the northeastern corner of the State, U.S. Highway 45 traverses the rich Black Prairie Belt and the historic and beautiful towns of Aberdeen and Columbus, both of which sponsor annual pilgrimages for the benefit of downsouth travelers.
Before I get started on the post, I would like to thank Jennifer Baughn, Chief Architectural Historian at the MDAH’s Historic Preservation Division for providing me with the historic sites survey form for the I. Y. Johnson House and for… Read More ›
A castle. In Aberdeen, Mississippi. Have you seen it?
This week’s Friday is a Gas post is not about a specific brand of station, but rather a specific type of station form. This week’s stations represent the antithesis of the full-service station: the booth form gas station Aberdeen, Mississippi… Read More ›
Per Malvaney’s request and the plethora of examples received in the comments to last Friday’s post, this week we’ll focus on the Pan Am/ Amoco Stations of the c.1930s-c.1940s. Unfortunately this station type is not listed in the handy-dandy 2016… Read More ›
Yes, there used to be a Beaux Arts public swimming pool in Mississippi. Thomas Rosell’s comment on the Swimming Pools for Some post asking about an abandoned swimming pool in Aberdeen is the impetus behind this post about historic Acker Park… Read More ›
Cities Service was founded in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, in 1910 as a public utility. The company operated natural gas, lighting, ice and other utility type services in major municipal locations during the early part of the century. – A Field Guide… 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 ›