Coming out of the foothills of the Tennessee River in the northeastern corner of the State, U.S. Highway 45 traverses the rich Black Prairie Belt and the historic and beautiful towns of Aberdeen and Columbus, both of which sponsor annual pilgrimages for the benefit of downsouth travelers.
HABS in Mississippi: Old Water Grist Mill, near Macon
I don’t know anything about the “Old Water Grist Mill, near Macon,” which photographer James Butters from the Historic American Building Survey documented in June 1936, and apparently neither does MDAH, since the only mill in Noxubee County they have… Read More ›
Vacation Postcards: Harvey Motel, Macon
MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.
New Deal in Mississippi: Macon Community House
Macon’s Emergency Relief Administration-financed community house was constructed in the Craftsman bungalow style, and is currently used as the American Legion Hut, Post 63 for Noxubee County (Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Historic Resources Inventory; Barrow, 2001, NRHP nomination… Read More ›
New Deal in Mississippi: Macon City Hall
Macon’s City Hall, looking remarkably like several of the red brick Colonial Revival post offices built in Mississippi during the New Deal years, was constructed 1938-1939 through Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, project #Miss 1366-F. Architects P. J. Krouse and L. L. Brasfield of Meridian designed the building.
Vacation Postcards: Hotel Thomas Jefferson, Macon
MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from our travels to the past.