Let’s jump right into this week’s roundup. In Jackson we have a couple of stories. The Mt. Olive Cemetery on Lynch Street, a resting place of former slaves, is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can… Read More ›
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.
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).
The National Trust announced its 2016 list of the nation’s 11 Most Endangered Places this week. Although not currently located in Mississippi, the Delta Queen is the last historic wooden steamboat of the hundreds that once plied the Mississippi River. Way… Read More ›
In recognition of the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this week we feature some images from the Mississippi Heritage Trust Hurricane Katrina page along with images uploaded to the MDAH HRI database. These files relate to the coastal towns in the month… Read More ›
May is National Preservation Month! For the seventh year the City of Biloxi, Biloxi Bay Chamber, Biloxi Main Street, Biloxi Public Schools, and the Local History & Genealogy Department of the Biloxi Public Library have teamed up to present the award-winning Preservation in… Read More ›
Two preservation related events are coming up this next week: If you are going to be New Orleans adjacent this Monday Feb. 18, the Louisiana Landmark Society is hosting a panel discussion entitled “Fight Blight”. While this discussion is taking… Read More ›
News was light last week, so instead of a roundup I’m going to write about the Statewide Preservation Conference held on the Gulf Coast this past Thursday & Friday. The Conference was a joint effort of Mississippi Heritage Trust, Mississippi… Read More ›
The Wall Street Journal discusses the controversy in Charleston over the enormous cruise ship now calling the city its home. Unfortunately but predictably, the comments show how this local but significant debate, which should be about the sometimes uncomfortable interplay… Read More ›
We’ll give everyone one more “light post” day to ease back from the MissPres vacation last week. On June 1, The National Trust for Historic Preservation opened voting in their 2011 This Place Matters Community Challenge. This year, they are… Read More ›
For those who haven’t heard, the National Trust announced its 2010 11 Most Endangered List today, and Meridian’s Threefoot Building made the list. It’s a dubious honor of course, but we can hope that the national attention to one of… Read More ›