During the c.1950-1970s, Phillips had two station types: an oblong box, and the batwing or gullwing design. The latter of these was my holy grail of gas stations. I honestly thought I would never find one in Mississippi, let alone… Read More ›
Vacation Postcards: Holmes County State Park
MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.
MissPres News Roundup 5-16-2017
Whew! We’ve got quite the round up this week. Let’s start this week’s roundup with the big news from…
MissPres News Roundup 5-2-2017
Let’s start this week’s roundup with the news on the damaging storms that crossed the state over the weekend. On Monday we reported some on the damage that occurred to historic places in Durant and Flora, but reports of the extent… Read More ›
Reports of Mississippi Tornado Damage
It’s still a little early to tell, but it looks like at least a few of our historic places around Mississippi, especially on a northeast line from about Flora through Durant, took a hit from yesterday’s nasty weather. Here are… Read More ›
Two Restoration Projects Out for Bids
We had some good news come to the MissPres inbox this week. From the Durant Historic Preservation Commission members, of Durant in Holmes County, Mississippi. They are happy to announce that they have qualified for the Authority To Advertise For Bids with MDOT… Read More ›
Preservation in Mississippi Historic Real Estate
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 ›
National Register 2016: Individual Listings
National Register listings for 2016 vary from a rural African American store to an Illinois Central Depot in Durant to “The Hermitage” on the banks of Hobolochitto Creek in Picayune.