Mississippi Towns

Red Hot Truck Stop, Meridian

In Friday morning’s SAH session on Architecture of the Road, Ethel Goodstein-Murphree of the University of Arkansas gave an enlightening paper called “The Common Place of the Common Carrier: The American Truck Stop.” She devoted a whole section to the Red… Read More ›

Coolest Ole Miss Buildings

I will now announce my much-anticipated nominations for “Coolest Ole Miss Buildings.” To appeal to all segments of my vast reading audience, I have two nominations: one from the 19th century, the other so far into the 20th century, you’ll… Read More ›

Gulfport Library update

A third public meeting about the future of Gulfport Library took place on Thursday (the 12th) and this one seems to have actually produced some encouraging movement on all sides. According to the Sun-Herald article, the many interested parties, including… Read More ›

Meridian City Hall

An interesting article in the Meridian Star on Sunday about the cost of renovating the Meridian City Hall. I like it when writers take the time to point out the complexities of the issue at hand, and it sounds like City… Read More ›

Last Hope for Carr Central?

Here’s sending good thoughts to Carr Central–an amazing 1920s school and Vicksburg landmark. I still don’t understand why the historic preservation tax credits amounting to, I think, 45% of the total cost, aren’t enough to get this project going, but… Read More ›

Update on Philadelphia

Thanks to tsj1957 for sending along the link to the Neshoba Democrat article about last Monday’s historic preservation commission meeting in Philadelphia. As I’m sure you recall from my previous post because you read every last word in every post I’ve… Read More ›

And Another Thing . . .

A 4th event I forgot to mention is a symposium at the Manship House here in Jackson this coming Monday (9th).  Here’s a tidbit from the MDAH site: March Symposium Examines Victorian Dining Practices On Monday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to… Read More ›

MDA’s Cultural Corners Program

This article in the Vicksburg Post about five towns being named Cultural Corners communities reminded me of this new, not-yet-well-known heritage tourism program begun by the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). According to the article: MDA’s Certified Cultural Corners Program was launched… Read More ›

Preservation and Exploration

Over at Preservation in Pink Kaitlin muses about the “Urban Exploration Movement.”  She asks: “Urban Explorers aren’t the typical preservationists, but are their hearts in the right place? Or would something like this have a negative effect? After all, preservation is more than… Read More ›

Abandoned in the City

A second in a series of articles in the Clarion-Ledger about abandoned buildings in our capital city.  I say abandoned because they’re not just vacant, waiting for their next occupant–more, they’ve been abandoned by their owners, left to the destroyers…. Read More ›