From Mary Holmes College to Gulfport Library, from fences at Greenwood Cemetery to the roof of the old Greenville Depot, from Natchez to Jackson to Tupelo and points in between, here’s all the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print (virtually, on the internets).
MissPres News Roundup 3-27-2017
This is our last round-up for March. It’s hard to believe that we are about to enter the second quarter of 2017 already. Let’s jump right on in to this week’s roundup. Since our last news round-up, MDAH has hosted another preservation… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 3-20-2017
Round ups might become an every-other week event if my schedule doesn’t let up soon. I still feel a little behind on the preservation goings on in Mississippi but let’s jump right on in to this week’s roundup. Since our last news… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 3-6-2017
We missed our round-up last week, and I feel a little behind on the preservation goings on in Mississippi but let’s jump right in to this week’s roundup. Over the next few weeks all across the state, the Mississippi Department of… Read More ›
Happy President’s Day 2017!
To celebrate President’s Day, we feature the eye-catching Washington County Courthouse, a rare-for-Mississippi stone Romanesque Revival building, built in 1891. According to the MDAH Historic Resources Database, it was designated as a Mississippi Landmark in January 1989 and listed on the… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 1-23-2017
The leading news story this week is the deadly tornado that struck Hattiesburg & Petal Saturday night. The areas worst hit appear to be in south Hattiesburg around the campus of William Carey University, Edwards Street, and in Petal along… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 11-7-2016
Let’s get caught up on preservation events around the Magnolia State. . . Over in Meridian, WTOK’s headline is “Interior demolition to begin soon on Threefoot Building.” As you recall, Meridian’s Art Deco office skyscraper, buit in 1929, has been… Read More ›
Industrial Mississippi: Greenville Port
Many cities advertised their prime locations in the 1951 Manufacturer’s Record, dedicated to Mississippi’s industrial opportunities, including Greenville and its port. If I’m reading this image on MDOT’s Port of Greenville webpage correctly, it looks like they succeeded in expanding… Read More ›
Monterey in Mississippi
If you’ve been around MissPres for a while, you’ve know we’re big fans of “McAlester’s Field Guide” or more properly A Field Guide to American Houses. This was originally published in 1984, and I wore my paperback copy out by the time… Read More ›
Kremser’s Air Conditioning For Your Comfort, Kremser said.
Last week’s post regarding the rise in popularity for modern & ranch houses throughout the South brought up the question, when did air conditioning become a standard feature in home construction? Kremser’s Sheet Metal Works was apparently one of the first local… Read More ›
Mississippi Streets: Greenville Across the Tracks, 1939
See other Mississippi Streets: 1920s Yazoo City 1910s Vicksburg 1950s New Albany 1960s Meridian 1930s Camp Shelby 1950s Pascagoula 1960s Neshoba County Fair Drew 1937 Tupelo 1936 Vicksburg 1936 1940s Gulfport 1940s Columbus Greenville 1927 Lexington 1939 1910s Meridian 1920s… Read More ›
Greenville Craftsmen “Twins”
I’m deep in the middle of a months-long project to geo-code my photo library, and it’s been a sometimes tedious, but often fun exercise in re-discovering pictures I took a while back and intended to do something with but then… Read More ›
Vacation Postcards: Greenville Cadet Club
MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.
Suzassippi’s Mississippi: The “Cotton Pickers” B. P. O. Elks Lodge
The cornerstone for the old Elks Club, Lodge #148 on Washington Avenue in Greenville, was laid April 19, 1906. Today has been a gala day in Greenville, the streets are crowded, banners are floating, and the town in decorated in… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 1-18-2016
Once again, the News Roundup will start in the southwest part of the state, in Natchez. “Tour opens possibilities downtown” states that the Possibilities Tour (which I reported on in the first News Roundup of the year) brought various interested… Read More ›
Mississippi Streets: Greenville, 1927
——————————— See other Mississippi Streets: 1920s Yazoo City 1910s Vicksburg 1950s New Albany 1960s Meridian 1930s Camp Shelby 1950s Pascagoula 1960s Neshoba County Fair Drew 1937 Tupelo 1936 Vicksburg 1936 1940s Gulfport 1940s Columbus
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 9-14-2015
Now that the first hints of fall have arrived, I have the energy to look around and see what preservation news is going on in our little postage stamp of the world. First off, if you’re near Rolling Fork tomorrow,… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 8-24-2015
Events this week: Freen Melrose Tours, Delta Modern, Movie Night. Plus all the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print from Oxford to Natchez, from Gulfport to Greenville, and point in between, delivered direct to your computer, tablet, phablet, or other mobile device.
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 3-23-2015
From the resurrection of the Delta Queen, to National Register listings around the state, and a virtual Frank Lloyd Wright Summit, the MissPres News Roundup is your weekly must-read.
Greenville Craftsman: Leavenworth-Wasson-Carroll House
Who knew that a little piece of Gustav Stickley was standing right on S. Washington Street in Greenville?
National Register 2014: Individual Listings
I know yesterday I promised a post about the buildings that were proposed but not approved for Mississippi Landmark designation, but I’m still working on some background research about that subject, which is more complex than transparent, so instead we’ll… Read More ›
Mississippians with Gas
If you haven’t read last week’s post on Gasometers, this post follows up on that discussion of the hulking, black, iron lungs that eased up and down at all hours of the day and night, depending on gas demand (for lighting, heating & cooking) and the manufacturer’s supply. We pondered what towns had gas works and the mysterious gasometers that were required to store the manufactured gas.
A Lath-ing matter
Malvaney recently brought to my attention some very cool photos of the inner bowels of the Washington County Courthouse that have been made available on the MDAH HRI database. These images show the metal lath that supports the plaster in… 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 ›