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 ›
Last year in the post titled What is an Archipedia? we learned that the Society of Architectural Historians was expanding their online database, called Archipedia, to include content from all 50 states. In July they followed through with the first of their… 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?
If you were not able to attend last month’s lectures at Mississippi State on Restoring the Mississippi State Capitol, fear not! The presentations of both Jennifer Baughn (MDAH Chief Architectural Historian) and Lawson Newman (WFT Architects) have been made available online… Read More ›
From the MDAH website: Observatory Restoration Topic of Talk At noon on Wednesday, April 12, as part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, architect Robert Parker Adams will discuss the recently completed restoration of the James Observatory at Millsaps… Read More ›
Here is a reminder about two free preservation related lectures that are taking place this week.
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 ›
Click here to view the most up-to-date MissPres Collection of Mississippi Preservation Guidelines. Any Mississippi town with a historic preservation commission that oversees a local historic district very likely has a set of design guidelines. These guidelines offer general design and technical recommendations… Read More ›
Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference April 22-23, 2015 Oddfellows Gallery, Hattiesburg, Mississippi Hosted by the Mississippi Heritage Trust In many ways, preservation projects are like a puzzle. You need to find the right fit of purpose, financing, incentives and talent…. Read More ›
MissPres will be celebrating its sixth anniversary during 2015. To acknowledge this achievement we will be looking back at some of our earliest posts while sharing thoughts and any developments that have occurred since the post originally debuted. Today’s post is a… Read More ›
Earlier this year, there were some anxious moments when it looked as if our state historic tax credit might die an ignominious death in the legislature. Thanks to the vociferous support of preservationists from around the state and forward-thinking… Read More ›
According to the MDAH website: Preservation Boot Camps Planned Statewide – posted June 13, 2014 pres-wshops-sliderIn lieu of the annual Historic Preservation Boot Camp, MDAH is planning a series of training sessions this summer in Pascagoula, Starkville, Natchez, and Leland…. Read More ›