Congratulations galore belong to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse [sic] Williams, head of the Paris Cleaners in Jackson. They moved recently into their brand new $50,000 home. Success has been and is yours! (Anselm J. Finch’s Mississippi Snaps, The Pittsburgh Courier, May… Read More ›
Rosalind McCoy Sibley asked that question, and it needs an answer (Farish Street-A Slightly Different Perspective, Jackson Advocate, 2015). I do not have it, and apparently, neither does any one else who has followed the “miscalculated missteps” of the project,… Read More ›
Recently I came across the Hattiesburg Mississippi Industrial Edition for May 1908. It will most certainly be the source of many future blog posts, with lots of photographs, descriptions, and accounts of goings-on in the Hub City. Of all the civic boosting that is done in… Read More ›
The 1951 Manufacturers Record had this to say about the enormous manufacturing complex that stood on Livingston Road near what is now the Jackson Medical Mall until just a couple of years ago. Mississippi boasts the world’s most modern and… Read More ›
I’ve seen a lot of postcards of Jackson’s Capitol Street looking from the far west end near the King Edward Hotel up to the Old Capitol, but this one goes in the opposite direction and shows some buildings that don’t… 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.