I sat down to write today’s post with the intention of telling the story of the 1890 fire at Windsor, which someone mentioned in the comment’s to yesterday’s post. But my newspapers.com addiction got the better of me after I… Read More ›
Bay St. Louis
Today’s post is the second in our reprint of the 1941 publication Mississippi Tourist Guide, which focused on the many attractions along Mississippi’s newly paved highways. (Check out the Intro if you missed it.) THE OLD SPANISH TRAIL (U.S. 90)… Read More ›
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 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 is known for its fondness of columned buildings. Surprisingly that appreciation doesn’t seem to have translated over into the design of Classical Revival service stations. The 2016 TxDOT Field Guide to Gas Stations in Texas doesn’t specifically have an entry… Read More ›
One of my favorite Craftsman-style school buildings in the state is actually listed on the National Register as a good example of the Colonial Revival style. But that’s ok, because both I and the MDAH Historic Resources Inventory say that it’s… Read More ›
There are eight magnolia markers along the coast that feature engravings for the structures lost due to Hurricane Katrina. The drawings were done by Richard J. Cawthon, a historic preservation specialist for FEMA’s Mississippi Recovery Office & former chief architectural historian… Read More ›
In the late sixties Wagner and Oubré dissolved their partnership. James Oubré continued in New Orleans while Fred Wagner went on to Bay St Louis opening his office there on Main Street. He chose to restore a classic creole cottage for that purpose, a decision quite characteristic of his respect for the models of our regional architecture.
This is the first of a two-part article by Mark Davis of the Pearl River County Historical Society that originally appeared in the PRCHS newsletter, The Historical Reporter, in Septmber 2010. Mark has contributed articles on MissPres before, notably two biographical sketches of architects, P.J. Krouse… Read More ›
The plans for this Bay St. Louis, Mississippi craftsman bungalow are in the Edward F. Sporl Office Records collection at Tulane University’s South Eastern Architectural Archives. The plans were featured in the just past bungalow exhibit. Here is what information was provided… Read More ›
In recognition of the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week we feature some images from the Mississippi Heritage Trust Hurricane Katrina page along with images uploaded to the MDAH HRI database. These files relate to the coastal towns in the month… Read More ›