My last news roundup was a somewhat cursory one. This time, I am going to try and cover what fell through the cracks in June and what has happened in the past two weeks. And let me tell you that… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 6-25-2019
It has been some time since there has been a News Roundup on Preservation in Mississippi (links to select news stories are on the site’s Twitter feed). But, like trees falling in a forest, preservation news happens even if we… Read More ›
Head Out on the Highway: Miss. 6
Today’s post is the sixth 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.) Mississippi Highway 6 Miss. Highway 6 is stamped… Read More ›
MHT’s Preservation Toolkit
From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust comes an announcement of upcoming workshops from one end of the state to the other: Bay St. Louis, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Oxford, Pascagoula, aaaaand–whew!–Tupelo.
MDAH Announces 2018 CLG Grants
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has awarded grants totaling more than $63,000 to ten preservation projects in Certified Local Government (CLG) communities across the state. Amounts range from $1,250 for the development of an interactive website that interprets Boonville’s historic district to $12,500 to continue the rehabilitation of the Weinberg House in Greenville.
MissPres News Roundup 4-9-2018
This week news stories from Oxford, to Jackson, to Biloxi.
Friday Film: Rowan Oak, Oxford
Friday Film: Rowan Oak, Oxford
More Spring Things
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!
MissPres News Roundup 2-26-2018
It’s been a bit since the last one, so I think it’s time for another news roundup. Remember you can catch the preservation news as it breaks in our Twitter sidebar, on the MissPres home page. Starting in Edwards, we… Read More ›
Getting ready for Spring Pilgrimage(s)
My Japanese Magnolia’s buds are getting bigger, green shoots of daffodils have appeared, and my neighbors have started looking askance at my unraked yard–this can only mean one thing: spring is right around the corner, and here on MissPres, that… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 1-22-2018
This first News Roundup of 2018 will compile the historic preservation news related articles from the first three weeks of this cold, flu-riddled year, with some from December that fell through the cracks. Now for the news. The Belzoni Banner… Read More ›
Canizaro Collection Now at MSU
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 ›
MissPres News Roundup 9-19-2017
Another somewhat quiet week in the Mississippi preservation world this week. Everyone must be too focused on that great Mississippi State football victory to do much of anything else. Here are a few stories have popped up. Fitting in with… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 9-5-2017
I hope everyone had a good Labor Day weekend. As we keep a wary eye on Hurricane Irma, let’s jump into this week’s roundup. Another week, another story about a vehicle damaging a historic structure, this time in Biloxi. Despite… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 7-11-2017
Two weeks since our last round-up and a lot has happened so let’s jump right into this week’s roundup. Starting on the coast in Gulfport, a new developer is taking over former Gulfport VA redevelopment project. Virginia Attorney Robert Lubin… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 6-6-2017
From Corinth to Gulfport, and points in between, here’s some of the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print (virtually, on the internets).
MissPres News Roundup 5-16-2017
Whew! We’ve got quite the round up this week. Let’s start this week’s roundup with the big news from…
MissPres News Roundup 5-9-2017
Let’s start this week’s roundup big news of the National Historic Landmark plaque dedication ceremony at the New Capitol.
MissPres News Roundup 3-27-2017
This is our last round-up for March. It’s hard to believe that we are about to enter the second quarter of 2017 already. Let’s jump right on in to this week’s roundup. Since our last news round-up, MDAH has hosted another preservation… Read More ›
Mississippi’s Historic Playing Fields
It’s football time again folks. This reminded me of an excerpt of a news roundup from this spring… Rick Cleveland’s article “Hometown teams are what make Mississippi, Mississippi” highlights a Smithsonian exhibit that is about to begin touring Mississippi. “In… Read More ›
Going Inside: Ole Miss Chapel, c.1915
This fascinating picture comes from an even larger image, titled “Views on Campus, University of Mississippi,” a photo by John C. Coolvert that is available as an electronic record on the MDAH catalog. I had never noticed this interior view,… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 8-30-2016
This is my first attempt at a news roundup so please be forgiving. If you have any additional information about any of these stories, or if you have your own preservation news from your neck of the woods, please let… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 7-18-2016
Time for a mid-summer checkup, in photographs, on what’s going on in the preservation world of Mississippi.
HABS in Mississippi: Skipwith House, Oxford
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 ›
Summer Events for MissPresers
Several emails about upcoming events in Mississippi preservation came through my inbox last week and I thought all MissPresers would want to know. Here they are, in chronological order (and they’ve all been placed on the MissPres calendar, for your… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 1-18-2016
Once again, the News Roundup will start in the southwest part of the state, in Natchez. “Tour opens possibilities downtown” states that the Possibilities Tour (which I reported on in the first News Roundup of the year) brought various interested… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 1-4-2016
Happy New Year to the MissPres community on our first News Roundup of 2016. Some of you may remember that I used to do the News Roundups a few years ago. Doing News Roundups in 2016 is more difficult than… Read More ›