Today’s post is the seventh in our reprint of the 1941 publication Mississippi Tourist Guide, which focused on the many attractions along Mississippi’s newly paved highways. (Check out the Intro if you missed it.) U.S. Highway 51 Shooting straight down through the… Read More ›
Let’s jump right into today’s roundup.
A recent Susassippi post ended with the question, “What is your favorite Edgar Lucian Malvaney building?” My pick was the 1948 Enterprise-Journal Building on Broadway in McComb. Some time ago I ran across this newspaper clipping from the building’s dedication… Read More ›
A landmark historic building in downtown McComb collapsed on Sunday without any injuries to passersby, according to the McComb Enterprise-Journal. Built around 1920, the four-story building had originally been the State Bank and Trust, with Jacob’s Theater in the upper… Read More ›
Per Malvaney’s request and the plethora of examples received in the comments to last Friday’s post, this week we’ll focus on the Pan Am/ Amoco Stations of the c.1930s-c.1940s. Unfortunately this station type is not listed in the handy-dandy 2016… Read More ›
I see in the news that some legislators want the state department of health to save lots of money by going “back to the 1900s” and, instead of treating people in county health clinics, they could just hand out educational… Read More ›
As usual when Mississippi enters spring, the creative juices of Mississippians begin to flow and everyone is ready to get outside for interesting preservation events. Here are a few announcements that have shown up in my inbox over the past couple of… Read More ›
The home of the Original Rhinestone Cowboy, Loy Bowlin began life as a somewhat typical craftsman bungalow in McComb. Over the years Mr. Bowlin added his own decoration consisting of glitter, rhinestone, and paint to his house. After his passing… Read More ›
Click here to view the most up-to-date MissPres Collection of Mississippi Preservation Guidelines. Any Mississippi town with a historic preservation commission that oversees a local historic district very likely has a set of design guidelines. These guidelines offer general design and technical recommendations… Read More ›
Mississippi’s streetcar lines included a small operation in the McComb area. A letter from Mr. C.H. Douglas, mayor of McComb, November 25, 1960, states that streetcars operated between McComb and Godbold’s Wells, located east of Summit.
I mentioned in the comments section for “Another Vanishing Civil Rights Landmark” that there was a book (that I could not think of at the time) that has a list of various Mississippi Civil Rights Movement sites. That book is… Read More ›
I admit to being especially fascinated by Mississippi architect C.H. Lindsley: he came up apparently without any formal architectural training, designed two of the state’s most prominent skyscrapers when barely 30–the Tower Building (Standard Life) in Jackson and the Threefoot… Read More ›
Since I’ve been wandering around other people’s online archives this week, I want to bring it back home and mention MDAH’s growing digital archive. Those of you who don’t spend each and every day checking the MDAH website for new features… Read More ›