It’s hard to believe it has been 13 years. Trying to think of something that is Hurricane Katrina related we’ve not yet shared, I came across this presentation by Mississippi Heritage Trust’s past Executive Director, David Preziosi. It is an… Read More ›
Today’s post is the second 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.) THE OLD SPANISH TRAIL (U.S. 90)… Read More ›
Recently the Tulane Southeastern Architectural Archives blog featured a post about the time-saving office of New Orleans architect Rathbone DeBuys. In addition to having a pretty swell name, Rathbone Debuys was a pretty smart fellow, having several degrees from Tulane… Read More ›
There are eight magnolia markers along the coast that feature engravings for the structures lost due to Hurricane Katrina. The drawings were done by Richard J. Cawthon, a historic preservation specialist for FEMA’s Mississippi Recovery Office & former chief architectural historian… Read More ›
To mark this occasion let’s look back at a collection of posts as to how we’ve previously commemorated the anniversary of the Gulf Coast’s second-most destructive storm in memory. Last year we marked the 45th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille by taking a… Read More ›
If you haven’t seen any of the previous posts… Tomorrow, August 15, 2015, is the day of the Mississippi Heritage Trust Gulf Coast Preservation Trail. This is your chance to poke around historic places across the Mississippi Gulf Coast that were saved or… Read More ›
Just a reminder that the Mississippi Heritage Trust “Preservation Trail” event commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the preservation victories that came out of tragedy, will take place Saturday August 15, 2015 from 10am to 2pm. This is an… Read More ›
Hear the latest from Starkville’s Cotton Mill project, MHT’s Mad Mod Affair, Jackson’s McRae’s building renovation, Pascagoula’s gala for LaPointe Krebs House, and learn about an amazing preservationist from Pass Christian.
In recognition of the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week we feature some images from the Mississippi Heritage Trust Hurricane Katrina page along with images uploaded to the MDAH HRI database. These files relate to the coastal towns in the month… Read More ›
I bummed myself out with the demolition post for 2013, so I thought I would follow up with a run-down of landmarks we almost lost but didn’t because a few or a bunch of Mississippians held on tightly and brought… Read More ›
Forty-three years ago today, Mississippi lost one of its handful of Frank Lloyd Wright designs, a house in Pass Christian known as the Fuller House. Located at 317 Sandy Hook Drive, the house, designed in 1951, was considered part of… Read More ›
Today’s post is Chapter 3 in our series re-printing Frank Brooks’ “Travelling by Trolley in Mississippi: Stories about Streetcars.” View other posts in the series at the “Streetcars” tab. You might also be interested in comparing the streetcar map for… Read More ›
MissPres is on vacation this week, but we’re sending postcards back from Mississippi’s past.
Last week the Department of Archives and History held a public meeting in the Pineville Community just north of Pass Christian to discuss a new historic district along Menge Avenue. The meeting was held at Oak Crest on Menge Avenue, a 1920 two-story Neoclassical manor that now… Read More ›