Last week W. White presented some less-featured buildings from Aberdeen, which sent me into the newspaper archives, albeit without much success. However, in the Canton Times I ran across this striking architectural rendering marked “Payne, Archt., Carthage, Ills.” Other published designs and plan… Read More ›
Five individual properties listed on the National Register in 2015 range from a Confederate earthwork to a cemetery to a wood-frame church to a Modernist department store, and a country club rounds out the list.
The original portion of Canton High School was constructed in 1923, designed by architect N. W. Overstreet (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory). The Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works funded an addition to the building which… Read More ›
MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.
Let’s finish off this week with a shorter excerpt from The History of Art in Mississippi, still from the chapter on “Architecture in Public Buildings.” The authors examine three courthouses in particular, all from the 19th century. What do you… Read More ›
I admit to being especially fascinated by Mississippi architect C.H. Lindsley: he came up apparently without any formal architectural training, designed two of the state’s most prominent skyscrapers when barely 30–the Tower Building (Standard Life) in Jackson and the Threefoot… Read More ›
A group of dedicated researchers in Canton has put together a notebook of newspaper clippings and other primary source materials titled “Madison County History Preserved,” and I was fortunate enough to have a colleague show it to me. Glancing through it,… Read More ›
At the MHT business luncheon on Friday, Lolly Barnes mentioned the MHT Preservation Curriculum, now undergoing testing with 10 master teachers around the state. Five (out of eight) lesson plans authored by Chuck Yarborough of the Mississippi School for Math and… Read More ›