Eight houses located on the east side of Old Hwy 45/North Gloster and one house on the west side of Old 45 in Tupelo are proposed for removal (demolition) by the National Park Service, America’s premier historic preservation agency. The… Read More ›
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MissPres News Roundup 6-25-2019
It has been some time since there has been a News Roundup on Preservation in Mississippi (links to select news stories are on the site’s Twitter feed). But, like trees falling in a forest, preservation news happens even if we… Read More ›
Certified Local Government (CLG) Programs in Mississippi
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 Register Listings, 2018
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.
Lucky 13: Hurricane Katrina’s Anniversary
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 ›
African American Civil Rights Preservation Grants
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 ›
Public Comments Open for Bringing Evers House into NPS
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 ›
MissPres News Roundup 5-29-2018
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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 ›
MDAH Announces 2018 CLG Grants
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.
HAER in Mississippi: Halls Ferry Bridge, Vicksburg
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 ›
MissPres News Roundup 3-20-2018
Just because we were on vacation last week didn’t stop the preservation news from coming. We’ve got a lot to catch up on. Remember you can catch the preservation news as it breaks in our Twitter sidebar to the right…. Read More ›
Four Mississippi Sites Awarded NPS Civil Rights Grants
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.
MissPres News Roundup 1-22-2018
This first News Roundup of 2018 will compile the historic preservation news related articles from the first three weeks of this cold, flu-riddled year, with some from December that fell through the cracks. Now for the news. The Belzoni Banner… Read More ›
Historic Preservation Tax Credit to be Retained
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 ›
The Maintenance and Repair of Architectural Cast Iron
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 ›
Biofilm! Laser Ablation! Oh My!
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 ›
MissPres News Roundup 10-3-2017
Another week’s worth of mixed good and bad news. Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup. This is getting a little too meta for me. A news story in the Jackson Free Press quoted last week’s news MissPres round-up regarding… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 9-26-2017
Plenty of bad news, with a little bit of good news to ease the pain. Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup. The Fondren House in Jackson was destroyed on September 21st. Lots of secrecy and obfuscation has swirled around… Read More ›
National Park Service Preservation Briefs: Historic Concrete
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 ›
MissPres News Roundup 7-25-2017
Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup. The lead story this week is the partial collapse of McComb’s downtown theater. While it looks bad, hopefully an engineer with an understanding of historic buildings can be brought in to give a… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 5-30-2017
Whats been going on Preservation wise in Jackson, Tupelo, Meridian, Hattiesburg, and your neck of the woods?
MissPres News Roundup 5-16-2017
Whew! We’ve got quite the round up this week. Let’s start this week’s roundup with the big news from…
MissPres News Roundup 4-25-2017
Let’s jump right on in to this week’s roundup. In Neshoba County, near Philadelphia, the Mt. Zion Methodist Church is in the process of being nominated for National Register of Historic Places. Mt. Zion Church was burned by the Ku Klux Klan… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 4-18-2017
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).
MissPres News Roundup 4-4-2017
Let’s jump right on in to this week’s roundup. Pilgrimages are underway in Columbus, Natchez and Vicksburg. Follow the links below to see what’s going on in your neck of the woods. Attending events like these is a great way to… Read More ›
MissPres Architectural Word of the Week: Penciled
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 ›