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 ›
Tour the world’s largest physical model on April 28 and then head down to Jefferson County to check out Prospect Hill’s fancy new roof and cleaned-up cemetery. Enjoy this Mississippi spring weather while it lasts!
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 ›
Robert Snow, one of Mississippi’s most determined but understated preservationists, died at his beloved Waverley north of Columbus on Sunday, according to a tribute by Slim Smith of the Commercial Dispatch. If ever it was appropriate for someone to die at home,… Read More ›
As usual when Mississippi enters spring, the creative juices of Mississippians begin to flow and everyone is ready to get outside for interesting preservation events. Here are a few announcements that have shown up in my inbox over the past couple of… Read More ›
Preservation in Mississippi celebrated its 8th birthday last week, but the Mississippi Heritage Trust is celebrating its 25th this week, and according to this press release, they’re throwing a party in Columbus to celebrate. Congratulations, MHT! The Mississippi Heritage Trust… Read More ›
Here is a reminder about two free preservation related lectures that are taking place this week.
Raise a toast to absent friends and historic places we lost in 2016.
I haven’t seen much buzz about this Sunday’s open house at the Charnley-Norwood House on East Beach Blvd. in Ocean Springs, but this isn’t just an open house but an open yard as well. My understanding is that the landscape… Read More ›
Libby Hollingsworth, one of Mississippi’s most passionate and gracious preservationists, died on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at her home in Port Gibson. If you’ve been around the Mississippi Heritage Trust for even just a little bit, you’ve no doubt met Libby… Read More ›
Mississippi has won four Best of the South awards. Which preservation project from the last two years should be honored this year?
From Ingomar Mound to Prospect Hill Plantation, from parapets falling to gravestones standing up and “Wade” handwritten on a sill, the MissPres news roundup has got it covered.
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 ›
Today’s post is brought to you by our inveterate architectural tourist, Neel Reid, who also reported on last year’s Mad Mod Eastover tour. ————————————————— It’s easy to overlook Modernist commercial architecture. Coming into a world where cars dictate the layout… Read More ›