Jackson

In military lingo, MRBM = NHCEL

Congratulations to the intrepid Friends of the Mississippi River Basin Model in Jackson, who received the designation of National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark from the American Society of Civil Engineers at a ceremony earlier this week!

MDAH Announces 2018 CLG Grants

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has awarded grants totaling more than $63,000 to ten preservation projects in Certified Local Government (CLG) communities across the state. Amounts range from $1,250 for the development of an interactive website that interprets Boonville’s historic district to $12,500 to continue the rehabilitation of the Weinberg House in Greenville.

Before and After: MinTrads in Belhaven, 1940

These non-flashy houses are solid and fiscally responsible (which is very important to me and, I’m told, Tate Reeves) and have all the amenities I love in old houses, like conventional foundations, porches, wood floors, solid doors, and wood windows, along with original modern conveniences such as a decent-sized kitchen and nicely tiled bathrooms.

More Spring Things

As usual, our first “Things to Do This Spring” post just didn’t capture the full range of activities for Mississippi building huggers, so add some of these to your list if you’re in the vicinity of Oxford or Jackson or Natchez or even New Orleans!