This former tourist court still stands as a trailer park on North State Street, up past Broadmoor and south of Cedars of Lebanon. Its cottages are gone, but a house that may be a remodeled version of the old 1940s… Read More ›
For the 200th anniversary of his birth, the Avery Library at Columbia University featured an exhibition exploring the legacy of Andrew Jackson Downing. The exhibit… “…showcases several editions of Downing’s publications and those of his many successors. It offers a glimpse into… Read More ›
It’s football time again folks. This reminded me of an excerpt of a news roundup from this spring… Rick Cleveland’s article “Hometown teams are what make Mississippi, Mississippi” highlights a Smithsonian exhibit that is about to begin touring Mississippi. “In… Read More ›
This article, published in 1973, reminds us that only 40 years ago, the preservation movement was still so embryonic that no one could figure out how to save Mississippi’s grandest residential street, North State Street (aka U.S. Highway 51), which… Read More ›
Recently, a MissPres reader sent me the link to John Margolies’s obituary. You may not know the name, but if you enjoy mid-century commercial Modernism, you’ve probably seen his images of neon signs interesting roadside vernacular architecture, and other sites… Read More ›
Today’s page from the 1951 Mississippi edition of Manufacturer’s Record highlights a building that still survives on Highway 80, across from Battlefield Park in Jackson, the former General Electric Lamp and Glass Works. According to the MDAH Historic Resources Database, the… Read More ›
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 ›
Certified Local Government grants for 2016 include Biloxi, Booneville, Como, Jackson, Leland, Natchez, Starkville, and Tupelo.
As the Magnolia State blooms, what’s been going on in the historic preservation world this last week? Several articles have highlighted the Legislature’s last-minute re-authorization (seems like the Leg did a lot of last-minute stuff this year) of the historic… Read More ›
From Tupelo to Vicksburg, from Philadelphia to Jackson and down to Natchez, and even over in Arkansas (!) here’s (almost) all the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print.
The biggest preservation news this week comes from the Legislature, where lawmakers are debating renewal of the Historic Preservation Tax Credit, which provides a tax credit for rehabilitation of National Register-listed properties amounting to 25% of the cost of renovation…. Read More ›
Here’s another episode from the January 1946 edition of the Manufacturer’s Record, which focused on Mississippi’s industrial potential. To read more about the N&W Overall Company (later Dickies) building, which still stands on the south side of downtown Jackson, see the National… Read More ›
MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.
One of the advertisers in the 1946 Mississippi edition of Manufacturer’s Record was Knox Glass Company. This rang a bell for me, and I went searching back through the trusty WPA Guide to Mississippi, which gives directions and a little information… Read More ›
——————— See also: Mid-Century Mississippi: To VA or Not To VA?
Back before Jackson’s Veterans Administration Hospital became “Sonny Montgomery Medical Center” and before the building expanded into a labyrinth designed to confuse veterans and their families, the land it sat on was owned by the State of Mississippi. It had… Read More ›