Here are the public notices on the MDAH website related to Mississippi Landmarks. I’ve taken the liberty of adding Google streetview so we can all see which building is under consideration for designation (or under consideration for de-designation, as the… Read More ›
Head Out on the Highway: U.S. 61
Today’s post is the fourth 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.) “Ole Man River Trail” (U.S. 61) For 1800… Read More ›
Two Mississippi Hill-Burton Clinics in Architectural Record
Two Mississippi health clinics funded under the Hill-Burton program were published in the October 1951 issue of Architectural Record, a high honor for our state, which is still often overlooked in the architectural world. The two-page spread focused attention on… Read More ›
MHT’s Preservation Workshops in Greenville & Cleveland
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 ›
Which Mississippi Civil Rights Sites Should Become National Parks?
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 ›
MHT’s Preservation Toolkit
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.
MissPres News Roundup 3-6-2018
It’s time for another news roundup. Remember you can catch the preservation news as it breaks in our Twitter sidebar to the right. =====>> A story from January that slipped by us was the demolition, by Entergy, of their Delta Steam… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 8-1-2017
Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup. History professor Andrew Kahrl tracks racial discrimination through the tax assessor’s office. This article provides interesting insight concerning race and property ownership and cites several Mississippi examples in Edwards and Waveland. It also touches… Read More ›
Mid-Week Mid-Century: Modernism in the Mississippi Delta
One thing that surprised me when I moved to Mississippi and ventured into the Delta–a place that I had understood from various news stories had been forgotten by time–was how much the region had changed over the latter half of… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 6-6-2017
From Corinth to Gulfport, and points in between, here’s some of the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print (virtually, on the internets).
MissPres News Roundup 5-30-2017
Whats been going on Preservation wise in Jackson, Tupelo, Meridian, Hattiesburg, and your neck of the woods?
Join MHT in Cleveland for Listen Up!
From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust, an invitation to join with other Mississippi preservationists and “building huggers of all stripes” in Cleveland, Miss. June 8-9. In addition to hearing speakers and eating good food, you will tour the… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 1-9-2017
Although I do not write very many posts on Preservation in Mississippi anymore, it is almost a tradition for me to begin the New Year with a News Roundup. It is a way to clear out the old news (generally… Read More ›
Mad Mod Delta Tour Report
Today’s post is brought to you by our inveterate architectural tourist, Neel Reid, who also reported on last year’s Mad Mod Eastover tour. ————————————————— It’s easy to overlook Modernist commercial architecture. Coming into a world where cars dictate the layout… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 4-11-2016
Since I spent the weekend grumpily working on taxes, this will be a fairly truncated roundup, but I hope it will catch most of the big stuff. If you know of something I’ve missed, be sure to add it in… Read More ›
Community Heritage Preservation Grants 2015
From the MDAH website: More than $3M in Preservation Grants Awarded – posted December 04, 2015 At a special meeting on December 4 the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History awarded more than $3 million… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 11-9-2015
Let’s get right to a few items of note from the past two weeks in our little rainy, finally fall-like part of the world. Up in Holly Springs, work may finally be on the horizon to stabilize the Carnegie Auditorium on… Read More ›
Delta State: It’s a two plaque kinda place
I recently came across a 1982 publication entitled Physical Facilities: Delta State University. It’s a great type of document that I think every organization with buildings should be required to prepare and maintain. The publication features all the buildings ever built… Read More ›
Help build a collection of Mississippi’s Preservation Guidelines
Click here to view the most up-to-date MissPres Collection of Mississippi Preservation Guidelines. Any Mississippi town with a historic preservation commission that oversees a local historic district very likely has a set of design guidelines. These guidelines offer general design and technical recommendations… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 7-13-2015
Murder, mayhem, and money top the list of news items in this week’s MissPres News Roundup.
MissPres News Roundup 12-8-2014
Modernism tour in Meridian, Holiday Home tour in Leland, county demolitions in Vicksburg, a plea to save the Natchez bluff, and a mannequin named Paulette who greets visitors from her porch in Carrollton.
Round Buildings from the Air
If you haven’t already, please read today’s important post regarding the recent MDAH Board of Trustees meeting. With several posts on the topic it may not be a surprise that I am a fan of satellite and aerial photography. I’ve… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 1-13-2014
Last week I started the News Roundup on the Coast. This week I am changing things up by starting with the Delta, a difficult prospect since the Delta Democrat Times, The Greenwood Commonwealth, and The Vicksburg Post are all behind… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 4-1-2013
No fooling – it’s all good news today! First there was a story about downtown revitalization in Pontotoc. Three property owners have recently invested in downtown buildings – including one couple who even turned an historic gas station into their… Read More ›
Mississippi Landmarks 2012
In the Interregnum between Christmas and New Year’s we traditionally take time to list the year’s accomplishments in preservation, as well as our losses. Our scheduling is a little off this year due to the timing of Christmas early in… Read More ›
Happy Hanukkah Y’all! 2012
Hanukkah begins tomorrow at sun down. In celebration of the festival of lights I’ve gathered some photos from the MDAH Historic Resources Database of some of Mississippi’s cultural sites associated with the Jewish faith. Along with the places of worship featured… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup: 7-2-2012
Welcome to July! The year is 1/2 over already – which is hard to believe. Since Thomas Rossell spilled the beans on the early-in-the-week Job Corps / 33rd Avenue School story as a comment on last week’s roundup – my… Read More ›