Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup. Following up on the partial collapse of McComb’s downtown theater, MSNewsNow has reported that approximately 75% of the collapsed roof of the building was removed by July 31, with the remainder expected to… Read More ›
Mississippi is known for its fondness of columned buildings. Surprisingly that appreciation doesn’t seem to have translated over into the design of Classical Revival service stations. The 2016 TxDOT Field Guide to Gas Stations in Texas doesn’t specifically have an entry… Read More ›
Last year Malvaney’s post about roadside Americana photographer John Margolies ended with the wish that someday his photos, which had been donated to the Library of Congress, would be made available for the public to see. That day has arrived, my… Read More ›
This former Sinclair station (above) found in Booneville, Mississippi has had its canopy enclosed and its service doors replaced with a storefront. Despite this it is still recognizable as a Sinclair design. The 2016 TxDOT Field Guide to Gas Stations in… Read More ›
MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.
We were recently introduced to builder Bilbo McHuley and architect William Lattimore, the duo that was designing and building homes for Jackson’s African-American community in the late 1950s & early 1960s. I came across this ad for self-described “Jackson’s foremost home… Read More ›
I found this to-die-for postcard showing Jackson’s Trustmark Bank (formerly First National Bank) building a few weeks ago and was surprised to win it on eBay. Opened in 1956, the building was designed by two Jackson architectural firms, James T. Canizaro and Overstreet, Ware & Ware… Read More ›
In case you didn’t catch it, Thomas Rosell noted at the end of yesterday’s news roundup that the Library of Congress is gradually publishing its digitized collection of the full-color Sanborn Insurance Maps. Currently, Mississippi only has three sets: Pascagoula for… Read More ›
Whats been going on Preservation wise in Jackson, Tupelo, Meridian, Hattiesburg, and your neck of the woods?
“The floor plan calls for an open court at the entrance to be designated the court of honor. Dignified columns will be used to lend a cathedral effect. The structure will be situated well back from North State street, allowing a long sweep of lawn, which will be formed into a parkway.”
In earlier posts, canning plants have been mentioned in connection with some of the New Deal schools in Mississippi (for example, East Tupelo canning plant). Recently, I ran across this article on the Emergency Relief Administration’s opening of the Jackson… Read More ›
I had not heard of W. A. Lattimore until I ran across an article in a 1963 edition of the Mississippi Free Press, an African American newspaper published from 1961 until about 1964. My initial efforts to look into his body… Read More ›
Whew! We’ve got quite the round up this week. Let’s start this week’s roundup with the big news from…
A small roadside building with a stepped facade, front service windows, a curvilinear front fascia, and a flat roof that ever so slightly slopes to the rear of the structure. Could it be? A Tastee Freeze?
What is a Gravity Ventilator?
Let’s start this week’s roundup big news of the National Historic Landmark plaque dedication ceremony at the New Capitol.
If you’ve been paying attention to the weather in the last two weeks, and who could avoid paying attention, you know we’ve gotten a lot of rain (approximately 13 inches at my house in the last 13 days), and it’s… Read More ›