Historic preservation in Mississippi began in the prehistoric era with the continual care of ceremonial mounds by native Mississippians. Contemporary preservation is still best seen through stewardship of the historic environment by individuals and the public sector. (Michelle Jones, Historic Preservation, Mississippi… Read More ›
National Park Service
Last year saw seven new Mississippi places listed on the National Register, ranging from an African American public library to a post-World War II Jewish temple, two architecturally significant houses, and a church in Neshoba County that may or may not be nationally significant.
The National Park Service has announced a new round of its popular African American Civil Rights Grants, with an application deadline of October 8, 2018. Qualified projects will fall into one of two subcategories: Preservation (bricks and mortar)–projects from $75,000… Read More ›
You may have seen in the Clarion-Ledger that the Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, was in Jackson recently to announce the addition of the Medgar and Myrlie Evers House to the National Park Service’s African American Civil Rights Network. This… Read More ›
Let’s jump right into today’s roundup.
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.
No, you read that right–“HAER.” I didn’t misspell HABS. The Historic American Engineering Record is the younger brother to the Historic American Building Survey, focusing its attention on engineered structures. The program is administered by the same office as HABS… Read More ›
The U.S. Department of the Interior and the National Park Service announced $12.6 million in grants for 51 projects in 24 states that preserve sites and highlight stories related to the African American struggle for equality in the 20th century. Four Mississippi sites are on the list of awardees.
Last Friday evening, the two houses of Congress arrived at a reconciled tax reform bill, and the bill will retain the twenty percent Historic Tax Credit. According to Preservation Action’s Facebook page… 20% HISTORIC TAX CREDIT RETAINED IN TAX REFORM!… Read More ›
As an architectural metal, [cast iron] made possible bold new advances in architectural designs and building technology, while providing a richness in ornamentation. (John G. Waite, with Historical Overview by Margot Gayle, The Maintenance and Repair of Architectural Cast Iron, 27… Read More ›
Last week, the National Park Service announced that they had successfully cleaned with laser ablation a 1,000 square foot section of the Jefferson Memorial’s famous white dome, which had become overrun with what they call biofilm and what most southerners would… Read More ›
This week’s dramatic roof collapse in downtown McComb, which was possibly brought on by a combination of hard rainfall and clogged or inadequate downspouts, has brought home again the need to maintain our historic buildings. Luckily for us, while owners… Read More ›
Whats been going on Preservation wise in Jackson, Tupelo, Meridian, Hattiesburg, and your neck of the woods?
Whew! We’ve got quite the round up this week. Let’s start this week’s roundup with the big news from…
From Mary Holmes College to Gulfport Library, from fences at Greenwood Cemetery to the roof of the old Greenville Depot, from Natchez to Jackson to Tupelo and points in between, here’s all the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print (virtually, on the internets).
Recently I saw some neat pictures of the Old Brick House (built c.1850) in Biloxi. That gave me the idea for this week’s MissPres Architectural Word of the Week: Penciled. The Old Brick House sits facing Biloxi’s Back Bay, so folks maybe… Read More ›
This Friday we’ve got two puzzles for two preservation-related events that are taking place: one today and one tomorrow. Today (3/24/17) at Mississippi State University is the Dan and Gemma Camp Classical Lecture: Restoring the Mississippi State Capitol, to be… Read More ›