MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.
You have to click through to the video, but it’s worth a look at the just completed North Terrace renovation and for the story of how they found the original marble quarry. Can’t get enough of the New Capitol?
The latest warm snap has brought out the early bloomers. Happy first signs of spring, Mississippians!
From the MDAH website (with added Google streetviews for each building so you can explore): Four Buildings Added to National Register – posted February 05, 2018 A historic African American library, a Jewish synagogue, and two Jackson elementary schools have been listed… Read More ›
Today is this little blog’s 9th anniversary, and since our first post ever was about the Old Capitol, each year we celebrate by revisiting this National Historic Landmark and the storms, both literal and figurative, it has endured and overcome…. Read More ›
A couple of weeks ago, in preparation for the Seale-Lily Drive In post, I was doing some sleuthing around the internet for anything having to do with Seale-Lily Ice Cream, and I came upon this large advertisement in a March… Read More ›
Can’t get enough King Ed? Learn more about Blue Magnolia Films and its bicentennial project . . .
In 1974, the Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects held its fourth annual convention, according to a Delta Democrat Times blurb, and presented six honor awards. The awards were dominated by a Greenville firm that picked up four awards. Below the… Read More ›
I don’t normally think of ice cream during the depths of winter that we’ve been experiencing the last couple of days, but I have been surprised to realize, looking at Facebook, that to many not-quite-right people, snow means making ice… Read More ›
It’s that time of year again when we make lists of preservation accomplishments and failures. We’ll get started with the historic properties that were designated as Mississippi Landmarks in 2017. The Mississippi Landmark designation isn’t the same as National Register… Read More ›
Much digital ink has been spilled in the last couple of weeks over the report of Secretary of Interior Zinke and his recommendation to reduce the size of a few National Monuments in western states. But so far, unless I… Read More ›
Thanks to Steve Davis of CCD Architects for bringing this story from their website to our attention and for sharing these amazing photos from the CCD collection: Canizaro Cawthon Davis has donated their founding firms’ architectural papers to Mississippi State… Read More ›
Good news for Hattiesburg’s Eaton School? Bad news for Meridian’s Mid Century Sears? And conundrums in Jackson all in this weeks MissPres News Roundup.
When “Traveling by Trolley” through “Industrial Mississippi” be sure to stop by the Car Barn on Jackson’s Commerce Street.
Today’s featured newspaper clipping notes the introduction a convenience we take for granted today. If you’ve ever been hot and sweaty working on a project and had the frustration of needing one more widget or sprocket to finish said project… Read More ›
E.L. Malvaney has a submitted request for this MissPres Word of the Week, emailing along the photo below saying, “…Another word I’ve recently thought of that should be a word of the week is “broken pediment.” I suppose to break the… Read More ›
Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup. A roundup that contains lots of stories from Jackson. Starting in Jackson‘s Belhaven Neighborhood, over the years, First Presbyterian Church on N. State Street has been buying homes adjacent to the church property. … Read More ›
Thursday evening at the restored historic Lowry House in Jackson, the Mississippi Heritage Trust announced its latest list of Mississippi’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places. As always, the announcement was followed by food, fellowship, and a silent auction of artwork… Read More ›
It has been a while since we have featured any New Deal projects, so I thought it time to update on some of the Mississippi examples. One of my favorite programs was the National Youth Administration arm of the WPA. … Read More ›
According to WLBT, the former G.E. Lamp Works, more lately the Jackson Enterprise Center, on Highway 80 suffered a major arson fire beginning sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning, and firefighters spent most of the day keeping hot… Read More ›