Meridian

Memorial Day 2016

According to the E.M. Viquesny Doughboy Database website: An intricate grilled door with a large American Legion emblem encloses the original plaque, which reads: 1917-1918 TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN HONOR OF THOSE OF LAUDERDALE COUNTY WHO PATRIOTICALLY… Read More ›

MissPres News Roundup 5-3-2016

As the Magnolia State blooms, what’s been going on in the historic preservation world this last week? Several articles have highlighted the Legislature’s last-minute re-authorization  (seems like the Leg did a lot of last-minute stuff this year) of the historic… Read More ›

MissPres News Roundup 3-28-2016

The biggest preservation news this week comes from the Legislature, where lawmakers are debating renewal of the Historic Preservation Tax Credit, which provides a tax credit for rehabilitation of National Register-listed properties amounting to 25% of the cost of renovation…. Read More ›

Mississippi Streets: 1910s Meridian

See other Mississippi Streets: 1920s Yazoo City 1910s Vicksburg 1950s New Albany 1960s Meridian 1930s Camp Shelby 1950s Pascagoula 1960s Neshoba County Fair Drew 1937 Tupelo 1936 Vicksburg 1936 1940s Gulfport 1940s Columbus Greenville 1927 Lexington 1939

Mississippi Landmarks 2015

Let’s follow up our two days of reviewing National Register listings for 2015 with a shorter list of the buildings designated as Mississippi Landmarks by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Often confused with the National Register, which is administered… Read More ›

Happy Hanukkah Y’all! 2015

Looking back at Hanukkahs past, before looking forward…. Hanukkah 2014 and Chris Risher’s beautiful temple both celebrated the Temple Beth Israel in Meridian. For Hanukkah in 2012 we looked at not only some of the historic sacred places across the state, but also at buildings… Read More ›

Fabulous News from Meridian?

Meridian’s recently shaky preservation ethic has been the subject of much angst here on MissPres, so it’s exciting to be able to give congratulations and kudos to Meridian mayor Percy Bland, the Meridian City Council, and the Threefoot Preservation Society for… Read More ›

MissPres News Roundup 1-26-2015

You know what a two-week gap in news roundups means? Lots of catch-up! ———————————————— The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation recently gave a $2.5 million gift to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, now under construction… Read More ›

Mississippi Landmarks 2014

Today’s end-of-year list is of all the buildings that the Mississippi Department of Archives and History designated as Mississippi Landmarks. Often confused with the National Register, which is administered by the National Park Service, the Mississippi Landmark designation is completely under the control of the MDAH Board of Trustees, and it is the stronger designation because it gives MDAH the authority to review any proposed alterations to the landmark, including demolition.

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