There are two preservation related events taking place this week at opposite ends of the state. On Thursday in Gulfport will be a presentation on the Phoenix Naval Store plant, a circa 1909 industrial site that produced turpentine. The sole… Read More ›
Nominate Mississippi’s Most Endangered Historic Places and Show Off Your Photography Skills
The Mississippi Heritage Trust will announce the 12th list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi on Thursday, October 24 at the Morris Ice Company on Commerce Street, Jackson. Visit our site to nominate a threatened historic place in your community for 2019.
Listen Up: Journey to a Downtown Turnaround
On June 6-7, 2019, the Mississippi Heritage Trust will host the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference in Grenada, presented by BankPlus. Using the amazing downtown renaissance that is happening in this historic city, the conference will focus on six essential… Read More ›
Exhibit on builder Carroll Ishee on display
I recently learned that there is an exhibit about Gulf Coast builder Carroll Ishee going on now in the Ocean Springs Museum of History at the Mary C. O’keefe Cultural Center down in Ocean Springs. Current Exhibit Ocean Springs History… Read More ›
Nominate your Best of the South!
Mississippi has won this honored designation four times since its inception in 2006. Maybe your preservation project can be next?
Waverley Back on Pilgrimage Under New Owners
Columbus’ week-long Spring Pilgrimage wraps up this weekend, so you still have time to catch the awe-inspiring Waverley, with its octagonal cupola, thanks to new owners.
Choose Your Pilgrimage
Spring Pilgrimage season kicked off last weekend in Natchez, with its month-long open house, and at least four other Mississippi communities are celebrating pilgrimage in the next month. For a convenient calendar view, check out the MissPres calendar, always available… Read More ›
MissPres at 10: The Old Capitol’s Red Brick Phase
Preservation in Mississippi is 10 years old today–can you believe it? Traditionally, we take the day of our anniversary to go back to the subject of the original MissPres post, the Old Capitol: not just one of Mississippi’s most historic sites and… Read More ›
Cully Cobb and John Stennis Salute Their Friend N. W. Overstreet Upon His Retirement
Fifty years ago, at the end of 1968, Noah Webster Overstreet retired from his architectural practice, bringing to a close the most important architectural career of any Mississippi architect. Overstreet received numerous tributes upon his retirement, including letters from Senator… Read More ›
Join MHT for Live at the Lowry
From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust. Live at the Lowry Mississippi Heritage Trust (MHT) is partnering with Spacecamp, Stewpot Community Services, The Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs, and Pollchaps Screenprinting to present the first installment of “Live at the… Read More ›
In Memoriam: William Murtagh, First “Keeper of the National Register”
An October 30 obituary in the Washington Post remembers William Murtagh, preservationist, architectural historian, author of Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America, and the first person to hold one of the coolest titles in the federal government, Keeper… Read More ›
Tour Pearl River County’s Shaw Homestead
For several years, I’ve been hearing about the Shaw Homestead in Pearl River County, and I’m excited to see on the Facebook page of the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area that it will be open for tours next Saturday, November… Read More ›
New Lease on Life for Rodney Presbyterian?
For some years, I know we’ve all been watching with interest and concern the semi-ghost town of Rodney and its most prominent landmark, Rodney Presbyterian Church, built in 1829. Frequent floods and constant neglect placed it on one of the… Read More ›
N. W. Overstreet-designed Alcorn County Courthouse Centennial on October 4
On October 4, the City of Corinth and Alcorn County will hold a centennial celebration for the historic Alcorn County Courthouse, a landmark designed by the dean of all Mississippi architects, Noah Webster Overstreet. That makes this an opportune time… Read More ›
Before and After: Poplar Hill School, Jefferson County
The folks who have recently brought back from the brink the one-room Poplar Hill School northwest of Fayette in Jefferson County will be holding an open house and rededication of the building after its recent preservation project on OCTOBER 6th, 2018,… Read More ›
A. Hays Town Architectural Exhibit
A friend sent me this article in the new-to-me Acadiana Advocate newspaper announcing an architectural exhibit focusing on the work of A. Hays Town, specifically his later “Louisiana Style” period after he moved back home from practicing in Jackson, Mississippi… Read More ›
Some preservation changes at MDAH
As you may have seen in a few news articles around the state (such as Rufus Ward’s tribute in the Commercial Dispatch) and here on MissPres, Mississippi preservationist Ken P’Pool is retiring from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History after… Read More ›
Happy 130th Birthday, N.W. Overstreet!
Happy Birthday, N.W. Overstreet! Just like Yankee Doodle Dandy, he was born on the 4th of July. Today would be N.W. Overstreet’s 130th birthday, as he was born on July 4th, 1888. Overstreet has left an indelible imprint all across… Read More ›
MHT’s 2018 Heritage Awards Announced
From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust: Mississippi Heritage Trust Recognizes 43 Outstanding Preservation Victories and Heroes at 2018 Heritage Awards Celebration It was standing room only on Thursday, June 7, as preservationists from around the state gathered at… Read More ›
MissPres News Roundup 5-29-2018
Let’s jump right into today’s roundup.
In military lingo, MRBM = NHCEL
Congratulations to the intrepid Friends of the Mississippi River Basin Model in Jackson, who received the designation of National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark from the American Society of Civil Engineers at a ceremony earlier this week!
MHT Historic Preservation Conference set for June 6-8
From our friends at Mississippi Heritage Trust. More information about this year’s statewide historic preservation conference can be found on their website. https://www.mississippiheritage.com/listen-up/ On June 6-8, the Mississippi Heritage Trust will host the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference at the… Read More ›
Which Mississippi Civil Rights Sites Should Become National Parks?
The National Park Service is undertaking a study of civil rights sites in Mississippi to report to Congress on which sites might become part of the park system. A new NPS website explains the project and announces six public meetings… Read More ›
MHT’s Preservation Toolkit
From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust comes an announcement of upcoming workshops from one end of the state to the other: Bay St. Louis, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Oxford, Pascagoula, aaaaand–whew!–Tupelo.
A Call for Mississippi’s Best Preservation Projects
The Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) has issued a call for nominations for their “Best of the South” award, with nominations due July 1, 2018. As you may recall, Mississippi has snagged four of these awards in the past:… Read More ›
HABS in Mississippi: Rodney Presbyterian Church
As a reminder about the recent formation of the Rodney History and Preservation Society and how you might want to join in its mission to preserve remaining structures in historic Rodney, especially the Rodney Presbyterian Church, today’s HABS post is dedicated… Read More ›
Join Rodney History & Preservation Society
The defunct river town of Rodney, Mississippi is one of our favorite places here on MissPres, and while it has continued to decline over the last several years, at the same time, a group of other people interested and willing… Read More ›