To celebrate President’s Day, we feature the eye-catching Washington County Courthouse, a rare-for-Mississippi stone Romanesque Revival building, built in 1891. According to the MDAH Historic Resources Database, it was designated as a Mississippi Landmark in January 1989 and listed on the… Read More ›
The Secretary of the Interior announced yesterday that the Medgar and Myrlie Evers House, operated as a museum by Tougaloo College, has been designated as a National Historic Landmark, the highest honor for historic places. Here are the relevant bits… Read More ›
National Register listings for 2016 vary from a rural African American store to an Illinois Central Depot in Durant to “The Hermitage” on the banks of Hobolochitto Creek in Picayune.
National Register Nomination (Edgar W. Hull House): “The house is of a French, hall-less plan with three rooms set abreast. It has a two-story, seven-bay front gallery, and a loggia and two cabinets at the back. The bricks of the… Read More ›
I used Google Street View quite a bit to look around Columbus while writing this week’s series of posts on the inaugural 1940 Columbus Pilgrimage. Frankly, the armchair traveler has never had it better, as one can drive the streets… Read More ›
This week, in honor of the beginning of this year’s Columbus Spring Pilgrimage, Preservation in Mississippi has been writing about the inaugural Columbus Pilgrimage, held April 14-16, 1940. Monday’s post was a short introduction about the inaugural Pilgrimage, and yesterday’s… Read More ›
Yesterday, in honor of the beginning of this year’s Columbus Spring Pilgrimage, we had a short introduction to the inaugural Columbus Pilgrimage, held April 14-16, 1940. Today’s post contains information about the twenty-two antebellum homes featured in that inaugural Columbus… Read More ›
National Register listings come in two sizes: individual properties and historic districts. In this year’s National Register listings, historic districts outnumber individual properties, which is unusual because districts take more work than individual buildings or sites. The number of districts this year is a… Read More ›
Five individual properties listed on the National Register in 2015 range from a Confederate earthwork to a cemetery to a wood-frame church to a Modernist department store, and a country club rounds out the list.
The headquarters for the Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, constructed in 1936 by the Works Progress Administration, was designed by architect R. W. Naef in the Georgian-Revival style (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory). According to the… Read More ›
Jacksonians: Where is this Apartment building? From the 1937 Guide to Better Homes, prepared by American Builder and Building Age. INCOME PRODUCER J. Peyton McKay Apartments Jackson, Miss. FOUR 3-room apartment of modern layout and high efficiency are built into this… 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.
Five Mississippi properties have recently been listed to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Robertshaw Company Plantation at Heathman, between Leland and Indianola was the site on September 1924 of the fist commercial airplane crop dusting for insect control in the United States.
Today we begin a series based on the Mississippi entries from the 1976 document A Nation in Motion: Historic American Transportation Sites. The informal compilation sprang from a 1973 suggestion by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to the United States Department… Read More ›
Katrina losses still continue. One more recent loss was the National Register listed Nelson Tenement building in Pascagoula. This individually listed structure sat in its post Katrina state until it came down. You can read the National Register Nomination here.
If you’ve ever read the MissPres post The Beauty of Modernist Storefronts, you’ve seen some HABS images of Jackson’s long gone, international style, J.C. Penney department store. This unique building was taken away before it had the opportunity to be appreciated. J.C. Penney Department… Read More ›