Lets jump right in, feet first to this week’s roundup. With their second week of good news in a row I am giving the City of Clinton the lead again. This week the news is the listing of Olde Towne Clinton to… Read More ›
Back in December 2016, when the latest round of Community Heritage Preservation Grants was announced, you may have noticed, as I did, the largest grant on the list: Bailey School, Jackson, Hinds County—$370,000 For stabilization of the structure and restoration… Read More ›
As you read today’s post, the third in a four-part series celebrating Preservation in Mississippi’s 8th birthday, remember that this article, “Repair of and Changes in the Old Capitol,” was written by A.S. Coody in 1949. This section of the… Read More ›
Yesterday’s post began our special birthweek series, a partial reprint of A.S. Coody’s 1949 article “Repair of and Changes in the Old Capitol.” We cut him off in the middle of a long section called “The Movement for Restoration,” just after… Read More ›
The movement for a “restoration” of the old state house was begun in 1903. The proposal was that the building be restored to its original condition and used as an historic landmark, possibly by the Department of Archives and History. The reports of architects who examined the building were adverse, and it was accepted as true that the building was dangerous, and likely to collapse at any time.
This is sort of a word of the week post. Below is a chart that defines the name of different faces that a brick can be laid. Having this handy chart will help decipher today’s post. A while back I… Read More ›
Lets jump right in to this week’s roundup. In Hattiesburg, concerning statements were made about some of the oldest buildings on the campus of William Carey University. The Hattiesburg American reported University President Tommy King said “…this morning’s review showed they might… Read More ›
Small Homes in the New Tradition: Weekend Cottage near Jackson, Mississippi (Champion Lodge), Robert Overstreet, Architect
The benefit to constantly looking for architectural history books to add to my library is that I never know exactly what I will come across next. In this case, it is a (rather beat-up copy) of Small Homes in the… Read More ›
Here is a reminder about two free preservation related lectures that are taking place this week.
The Secretary of the Interior announced yesterday that the Medgar and Myrlie Evers House, operated as a museum by Tougaloo College, has been designated as a National Historic Landmark, the highest honor for historic places. Here are the relevant bits… Read More ›
From the MDAH website comes much-anticipated news about this year’s round of Community Heritage Preservation Grants (CHPG), the state’s primary historic preservation grant program. I’ve taken the liberty of adding links to the MDAH Historic Resources Database for each building so you… Read More ›
Check out the feature that Walt Grayson did on the Mississippi Heritage Trust and preservation around the state on his recent episode “Helping One Another” on MPB’s Mississippi Roads.
Several preservation stories have popped up in the last couple of weeks, enough to squeeze in a Thanksgiving week news roundup to keep all y’all on top of things.
Get up off your duff, grab your gloves, gulp some water, and come help clean up the amazing Mississippi River Basin Model!
I didn’t plan on taking a vacation from the blog this week, but how could I have known the Cubs would take me through such a nerve-wracking World Series and making me stay up so late on Wednesday to get them through those… Read More ›
Like most of Farish Street, the story of the Home Dining Room is deeply embedded in the early cultural experiences of the street known as the “Black Mecca of Mississippi.” Home Dining Room was not originally located at the building… Read More ›
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 ›