Last year Malvaney’s post about roadside Americana photographer John Margolies ended with the wish that someday his photos, which had been donated to the Library of Congress, would be made available for the public to see. That day has arrived, my… Read More ›
National Register 2014: Historic Districts
As you know, National Register listings can be either individual places, as shown in Wednesday’s post, or larger groups of buildings known as historic districts. Historic districts can be as small as a handful of houses in a rural community or… Read More ›
Vacation Postcards: El’s Motel, Forest
MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.
Architectural Twins: The A&Ps
Today’s post is about mid-20th-century design, but it’s not about Mid-Century Modern. Instead, it’s about the perhaps less-hipster Mid-Century Colonial style. I’m sure I’m not the first to notice these cupola-ed Colonial Revival buildings on the edges of many Mississippi… Read More ›
How many bricks were in Forest High School?
I just finished a fascinating article in the Atlantic that I hope you’ll find time to read this weekend. It’s called “Autism’s First Child” and it’s about the first recognized case of autism ever, Donald Gray Triplett, a man born… Read More ›