Three weeks ago, Thomas Rosell’s post “Mississippi’s Best Buildings of 1974” stirred up a substantial amount of conversation on local Mississippi examples of 1970s era architecture. It is eye-opening to many historic preservationists that buildings from this decade will be… Read More ›
If you’ve always dreamed of a country retreat that’s near enough to civilization to get groceries or go to a restaurant but far enough out to see the stars and enjoy the sound of frogs and crickets instead of highway… Read More ›
Raise a toast to absent friends and historic places we lost in 2016.
Fire has completely destroyed Hazlehurst’s I.N. Ellis House, a Queen Anne-style George Barber design built in 1891, according to a story on MSNewsNow (WLBT). Highlighted in Thomas Rosell’s post about George Barber’s mail-order houses, this was perhaps the most architecturally… Read More ›
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 ›
AWOTW is back this week! I had a word request from our very own E.L. Malvaney. Sent along with this image was the following text: “To get the ball rolling again with requests for word of the week, Susasippi’s Hazelhurst… Read More ›
Auriel Bessemer’s 1939 mural is one of a number of Mississippi post office murals, commissioned through the Treasury Department’s Section of Fine Arts program, that depicted the cotton industry in the state. Bessemer, daughter of Hungarian immigrants, was from Grand… Read More ›
How many times have you looked at a building and said “What is that thing called? The one thingy above the dew-dad, next to the whats it.” Well if you’re me the answer is a lot! So after reading Malvaney’s… Read More ›