For some years, I know we’ve all been watching with interest and concern the semi-ghost town of Rodney and its most prominent landmark, Rodney Presbyterian Church, built in 1829. Frequent floods and constant neglect placed it on one of the… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 5-8-2018
It has been a busy two weeks for the preservation world since our last roundup, so let’s jump right into today’s roundup. From Meridian comes an interesting story about the future of the city’s 1932 U.S. Post Office and Courthouse…. Read More ›
HABS in Mississippi: Rodney Presbyterian Church
As a reminder about the recent formation of the Rodney History and Preservation Society and how you might want to join in its mission to preserve remaining structures in historic Rodney, especially the Rodney Presbyterian Church, today’s HABS post is dedicated… Read More ›
Join Rodney History & Preservation Society
The defunct river town of Rodney, Mississippi is one of our favorite places here on MissPres, and while it has continued to decline over the last several years, at the same time, a group of other people interested and willing… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 11-7-2017
Stories this week come from Vicksburg, Meridian, Ellisville, and Philadelphia. The big local story this week might be the listing for sale of the Presbyterian Church in Rodney. If you haven’t heard about this yet, be sure the check out yesterday’s post. The big national news this week is the loss of the federal preservation tax credits.
MHT Announces 11th 10 Most Endangered List
Thursday evening at the restored historic Lowry House in Jackson, the Mississippi Heritage Trust announced its latest list of Mississippi’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places. As always, the announcement was followed by food, fellowship, and a silent auction of artwork… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 5-2-2017
Let’s start this week’s roundup with the news on the damaging storms that crossed the state over the weekend. On Monday we reported some on the damage that occurred to historic places in Durant and Flora, but reports of the extent… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 2-6-2017
Lets jump right into this week’s roundup. We designated 38 communities as Certified Local Governments to help w/ historic preservation guidance and grants https://t.co/ubhnMyni8x pic.twitter.com/tn8FBPUKt8 — NationalParkService (@NatlParkService) January 31, 2017 The big news in Booneville this week is the National Park… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 1-25-2016
Yes, it is our last News Roundup of January. Just because The X-Files was on TV last night, do not forget that it is January 2016, not January 1996. Once again, the News Roundup is beginning in the southwest part… Read More ›
Water Rising in Rodney
According to Walt Grayson’s Facebook post, the Mississippi River is expected to crest this week at Rodney, where the water was already inside Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Sunday.
MissPres News Roundup 6-15-2015
Well, I have played hookey from the news roundup for so long that my list of articles was starting to really look at me askance, so to catch us all up, how about one of those Cliff Notes versions that… Read More ›
Digital Preservation: Reality or Mirage?
Today is this little blog’s 6th birthday, and in keeping with tradition, we will revisit the Old Capitol, a touchstone of Mississippi’s preservation movement. This year, I’ve been thinking a lot about a statement that came out of the mouth… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 1-26-2015
You know what a two-week gap in news roundups means? Lots of catch-up! ———————————————— The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation recently gave a $2.5 million gift to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, now under construction… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 12-1-2014
All the preservation news that’s fit to print, from Jackson to Natchez, from Meridian to Vicksburg, from Holly Springs to Rodney, and even some historical archaeology thrown in because it’s Monday!
Going Inside: Mt. Zion Baptist Church No. 1
As you recall, my last stop on my journey through Claiborne and Jefferson County back in August was at the semi-abandoned river town of Rodney, Mississippi. Important in the antebellum period, the town quickly began to dry up when the… Read More ›
Going Inside: Rodney Presbyterian Church
One of Mississippi’s historic and architectural treasures is Rodney Presbyterian Church. Everyone seems to acknowledge this, so why can’t we figure out a way to at least keep the yard mowed a few times during the summer? Getting to Rodney… Read More ›