Today is the last in our four-part 8th blog birthday series about the renovation of our Old Capitol in 1916-17, as recalled in 1949 by the assistant secretary to the Capitol Commission, A.S. Coody. This project saved this important and… Read More ›
MS Dept. of Archives and History
We had some good news come to the MissPres inbox this week. From the Durant Historic Preservation Commission members, of Durant in Holmes County, Mississippi. They are happy to announce that they have qualified for the Authority To Advertise For Bids with MDOT… Read More ›
Here is a reminder about two free preservation related lectures that are taking place this week.
Last week we took a look at the beginnings of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, established in March 1902. Legislation was drafted by Franklin L. Riley, professor of history and rhetoric at University of Mississippi, and subsequently passed… Read More ›
From the MDAH website this week. Two of our favorite architects, William Nichols (1780-1853) and N.W. Overstreet, are among the 47 nominees for consideration by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to the Mississippi Hall of Fame. William Nichols came… Read More ›
This mid-week news round-up is less varied than last week’s round-up, but it still features some good information. Starting off with some concerning news regarding several large rehabilitation projects in both Gulfport and Natchez. In Gulfport, Virginia attorney Robert Lubin… Read More ›
From the MDAH website: Architect N.W. Overstreet Subject of Program – posted January 07, 2016 At noon on Wednesday, May 11, as part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Michael Fazio will present “N.W. Overstreet and his Mark on Mississippi Architecture.” Noah… Read More ›
The earliest standing European structure in Mississippi may soon have a specific date associated with its construction. While it is agreed that the La Pointe Krebs House is the oldest extant structure, it’s not known exactly how old the building is. Differing reports… Read More ›
The former U S Post Office and Courthouse (Eastland Building) in Jackson has had its share of news since its beginnings in 1932, or 1933, depending on which source one utilizes, and possibly, whether one counts “planning” or just construction. … 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 ›
E. L. Malvaney’s War Memorial building has been featured a number of times on MissPres, generally on Memorial Day (at least 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015), but also Veteran’s Day, and once in a stupendous-as-only-the-other-E L Malvaney-can-do post, we got… Read More ›
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 ›
Per MDAH’s website: Nearly $75K in Preservation Grants Awarded The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has awarded grants totaling more than $74,000 to sixteen preservation projects in Certified Local Government communities across the state. The 2015 CLG grants are… Read More ›
From the resurrection of the Delta Queen, to National Register listings around the state, and a virtual Frank Lloyd Wright Summit, the MissPres News Roundup is your weekly must-read.
We haven’t visited a 101 place in a while, so it seemed fitting to jump into the new year with a stop off at one of the most famous of the 101 Places in Mississippi to See Before You Die–the… Read More ›
Much adoing out in the Mississippi preservation world in the last two weeks. Let’s get started. Former Mississippi First Lady Carroll Waller died Tuesday, October 28, in Jackson. Mrs. Waller was instrumental in the last major renovation of the Governor’s… Read More ›
At the October 17 meeting of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees, the trustees voted to consider the Meridian Police Department as a Mississippi Landmark. The City of Meridian has requested permission to demolish this outstanding modernist building, but has not announced any plans for the site.