Time for a mid-summer checkup, in photographs, on what’s going on in the preservation world of Mississippi.
Unlike yesterday’s Rice-Stix Factory in Water Valley, you won’t have a chance to visit today’s featured building when you attend next week’s ListenUp! preservation conference. Probably designed and built by architect Gustavus M. Torgerson in 1876, the eclectic, Second Empire-style… Read More ›
How about a quick News Roundup to ease ourselves back into work and life after what I hope was a (take your pick) quiet/relaxing/exciting/adventuresome/food-filled/family-packed Thanksgiving break in which you slept/worked in the yard/cooked/read/ate/watched football/avoided people/shopped on Black Friday/watched football (did… Read More ›
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 to assist in applying the Secretary of Interiors Standards to properties. If… Read More ›
Events this week: Freen Melrose Tours, Delta Modern, Movie Night. Plus all the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print from Oxford to Natchez, from Gulfport to Greenville, and point in between, delivered direct to your computer, tablet, phablet, or other mobile device.
Good news for the c.1880 Italianate Walton-Young House on University Avenue: a little TLC for the exterior! The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is supporting the repairs through its Community Heritage Preservation Grant. Architect for the work is Belinda… Read More ›
Our President’s Day special edition roundup covers the state from Natchez to Oxford, from Greenwood to Waveland, cheap standardized homes to expensive standardized homes.
Silent Dream of Square Books by Conor Hultman, Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science, Columbus Square Books, under a cozy and comfortable façade, hold the history of human trials and triumph through corridors of the written word, past the covers… Read More ›
This post is the eighth in a series reprinting the Mississippi Pilgrimage booklet of 1974. See also Natchez Holly Springs Columbus Woodville Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast Vicksburg
There is an interesting (sometimes humorous, sometimes sad, but generally always disastrous) site called Preservation Fail that I have been following for a while. Apparently, no geographic area holds dibs on preservation failures, and every time I would see one… Read More ›
Months ago as I was driving through Bolivar, Tennessee for the first time, I passed the courthouse square. Taken aback by the building, I exclaimed, “I think that courthouse was designed by the same architect as the one in Holly… Read More ›
The last–literally, the last house still standing–of the New Deal Administration-funded projects we will visit on the campus of the University of Mississippi is faculty housing. Using primarily Works Progress Administration funds (Gerald Walton, The University of Mississippi: A Pictorial History, 2008), 22… Read More ›
Built as the new Student Union Building in 1939, Weir Memorial Hall was designed by R. W. Naef in Greek Revival style (Mississippi Department of Archives & History/Historic Resources Inventory database). Walter L. Perry Construction Company of Philadelphia, Mississippi… Read More ›
Somerville Hall and Barnard Hall are the final two dormitories built with New Deal Administration funds on the campus of the University of Mississippi. They were not the final buildings–we still have a few more to go, including one that… Read More ›
Along with three other new dormitories, Garland, Hedleston, and Mayes Halls were dedicated October 21-22, 1938 (Gerald W. Walton. 2008. The University of Mississippi: A Pictorial History. Nashville, TN: The Booksmith Group). Built with funds from the Federal Emergency Administration of Public… Read More ›
…conditions in Mississippi were worse than at any time since the Civil War (Harry Hopkins, 1936, Spending to Save: The Complete Story of Relief). With a state government in bankruptcy, Mississippi welcomed the federal funds that finally began to trickle down… Read More ›
Today’s post is a reprint from Mrs. N.D. Deupree’s “Some Historic Homes of Mississippi,” from Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society, Vol. VI (1902). Jacob Thompson’s Home Among the historic homes of Mississippi in ante-bellum days there were none more… Read More ›
Whether you call it a masonry screen or a concrete block screen, I sort of fell in love with them first when Malvaney (not the original) wrote In Praise of Masonry Screens. Then, Thomas Rosell whetted my appetite with a little Screen… Read More ›