Just a quick news roundup of a story and an event taking place this weekend. First off there will be a clean up of the MS River Basin Model Cleanup Saturday December 8, 2018 at 8:00 am – 12:00 pm which is… Read More ›
Today’s post is the twelfth 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.) Beginning at Waynesboro in the eastern part of the… Read More ›
From our friends at the Historic Natchez Foundation comes video of the Prentiss Club in downtown Natchez, damaged by fire on Sunday morning. The red-tile-roofed Italian Renaissance-style building was built in 1904-1905 and designed by New Orleans architects Soule &… Read More ›
Let’s jump right into today’s roundup.
Let’s jump right into today’s roundup. Starting in Tupelo, there is news of new Historic District zoning. The district would include a small portion of the Downtown Tupelo National Register Historic District, and link the downtown district to the Highland… Read More ›
Last week’s Name This Place contest was a big success, thanks to all who participated. A big round of digital applause is due for our latest “Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire” ed polk douglas and W. White’s stalwart efforts pulling together entries… Read More ›
Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup with news from Meridian, Philadelphia, Jackson, & Natchez.
As usual, our first “Things to Do This Spring” post just didn’t capture the full range of activities for Mississippi building huggers, so add some of these to your list if you’re in the vicinity of Oxford or Jackson or Natchez or even New Orleans!
A couple of weeks ago, our occasional correspondent, Hattiesburg-born architectural historian Ed Polk Douglas, reminded me that Feb. 8, 2018, was the 200th anniversary of the birth, in Ireland, of architect Henry Howard (1818-1884). Howard was based in New Orleans… Read More ›
Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday. Do you have a building or landscape that you associate with the Mardi Gras season? Perhaps a stretch of parade route, or venue that hosts balls?
Here’s the church, here’s the steeple, open the doors, and here’s a new Going Inside post. If you’ve been to Natchez, I’m sure you’ve noticed the grand Gothic Revival St. Mary’s Cathedral–eh-hem, excuse me, St. Mary’s Minor Basilica–right downtown with… Read More ›
During Mississippi’s bicentennial year, Blue Magnolia Films, working for the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration Commission, traveled around the state holding community workshops called “Celebrating Storytellers.” What emerged from these workshops was a series of 100 short “photo essays” telling important Mississippi… 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 ›
It’s totally normal (I’m sure you would agree) to collect books like American School and University, and as I was flipping through the 1950-51 (22nd annual) edition, I came across a chapter called “America’s Outstanding School Buildings (built since 1945).”… 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 ›