Two apartment complexes, a bowling alley, an ice factory, a community house, and a historic residence have been added to the National Register of Historic Places on the recommendation of the Mississippi National Register Review Board.
MDAH announces CLG grants for 2019
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has awarded grants totaling more than $78,000 to nine preservation projects in Certified Local Government (CLG) communities across the state.
Head Out on the Highway: U.S. 45
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.
N. W. Overstreet-designed Alcorn County Courthouse Centennial on October 4
On October 4, the City of Corinth and Alcorn County will hold a centennial celebration for the historic Alcorn County Courthouse, a landmark designed by the dean of all Mississippi architects, Noah Webster Overstreet. That makes this an opportune time… 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 1-22-2018
This first News Roundup of 2018 will compile the historic preservation news related articles from the first three weeks of this cold, flu-riddled year, with some from December that fell through the cracks. Now for the news. The Belzoni Banner… Read More ›
48th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille
This August marks the 48th anniversary of Hurricane Camille. We mostly think of hurricanes having an impact on the coastline but they do indeed have a far reach. In the Clarion Ledger article below you can see reports from both… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 7-11-2017
Two weeks since our last round-up and a lot has happened so let’s jump right into this week’s roundup. Starting on the coast in Gulfport, a new developer is taking over former Gulfport VA redevelopment project. Virginia Attorney Robert Lubin… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 6-13-2017
Lets jump right into this week’s roundup. Starting in Starkville, fourteen structures including three historic houses were demolished this week for an “a planned upscale, mixed-use development that will include retail shops and loft apartments” The article gives the developers… 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).
Friday is a Gas: Curbside Gas Pumps
These pumps were once quite common in Mississippi. Does anyone know where such a curbside pump might exist?
Industrial Mississippi: Corinth Machinery Company
Although the 1951 Manufacturer’s Record doesn’t have any text discussing the Corinth Machinery Company, the magazine does have this great aerial view of the 3-story 1869 building front and center, along with the subsidiary structures in this industrial complex that stood… 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 ›
Mississippi Streets: 1920s Corinth
Today’s Mississippi street-scene comes from the Corinth, Miss. Collection at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History: The twenty black-and-white photographs in this collection were produced ca. 1920 by McCord’s Studio in Corinth. The images are of commercial buildings, houses,… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 5-23-2016
From Ingomar Mound to Prospect Hill Plantation, from parapets falling to gravestones standing up and “Wade” handwritten on a sill, the MissPres news roundup has got it covered.
MissPres News Roundup 1-4-2016
Happy New Year to the MissPres community on our first News Roundup of 2016. Some of you may remember that I used to do the News Roundups a few years ago. Doing News Roundups in 2016 is more difficult than… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 6-15-2015
Well, I have played hookey from the news roundup for so long that my list of articles was starting to really look at me askance, so to catch us all up, how about one of those Cliff Notes versions that… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 6-24-2013
Summer is officially here – and with it the heat and humidity we in the South love (or is it loathe?) so much. Here’s what’s been going on in preservation since our last roundup. Some of you may have seen… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 6-10-2013
While we’re starting our twitter-like news feed on the MissPres page, I’ve been off a couple weeks so we’re due a traditional round-up as well. The biggest news the past couple of weeks have been the municipal elections around the… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 5-20-2013
Just a handful of stories from around the state this week: News out of Corinth is the report that an unauthorized demolition in the Historic District was halted because the owner did not have the proper permits to tear down the building. … Read More ›
Preservation Grants Awarded by MDAH
We’ll have our regular News Roundup on Monday, but this was a story that we wanted to single out to share with the MissPres world. Thanks to our friends at MDAH for allowing us to share this release – and… 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 ›
Auld Lang Syne: Mississippi Places Lost in 2012
We lost some very old friends this year and some friends we hardly had a chance to meet. The list is shorter than last year’s, but still contains some significant places that we will no longer have around. As usual,… Read More ›
MissPres Architectural Word of the Week: Y-Tracery
Time for another MissPres Architectural Word of the Week! If you want to check out any previous word you can do that here. As always our example photographs come from the MDAH Historic Resources Database. This week’s word is typical… Read More ›
Mississippi Architect, October 1964: I.T.T. Kellogg Plant, Corinth
The October 1964 edition of the Mississippi Architect features an industrial building in Corinth, designed by John L. Turner.
MissPres News Roundup 10-22-2012
Now that our latest Name This Place is done, it’s back to our regular routine around MissPres – which means our Monday morning news round up. Here’s what’s been going on since our last one: First, news out of Natchez… Read More ›
Vacation Postcards: No-el Motel, Corinth
MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.