BEFORE: AFTER: The photos tell the story of the resurrection of the Merrill-Maley House, built in 1907 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. After years as an antiques shop, and maybe a decade of vacancy and… Read More ›
This mid-week news round-up is less varied than last week’s round-up, but it still features some good information. Starting off with some concerning news regarding several large rehabilitation projects in both Gulfport and Natchez. In Gulfport, Virginia attorney Robert Lubin… Read More ›
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.
As the Magnolia State blooms, what’s been going on in the historic preservation world this last week? Several articles have highlighted the Legislature’s last-minute re-authorization (seems like the Leg did a lot of last-minute stuff this year) of the historic… 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 ›
From Tupelo to Vicksburg, from Philadelphia to Jackson and down to Natchez, and even over in Arkansas (!) here’s (almost) all the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print.
This was supposed to be a traditional Monday news roundup, but . . . well, the weekend got the better of me, and then I heard that the Legislature was finally working the historic tax credit bill through its conference committee… Read More ›
The earliest standing European structure in Mississippi may soon have a specific date associated with its construction. While it is agreed that the La Pointe Krebs House is the oldest extant structure, it’s not known exactly how old the building is. Differing reports… Read More ›
Congratulations to Belinda Stewart Architects and everyone involved in the multi-year restoration of the Tallahatchie County Courthouse in Sumner. The project has been awarded the 2015 Best of the South award by the Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians at their latest… 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 ›
The original portion of Canton High School was constructed in 1923, designed by architect N. W. Overstreet (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory). The Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works funded an addition to the building which… Read More ›
Construction began on Jackson’s municipal airport terminal building in 1936, financed by the Works Progress Administration. Currently undergoing extensive renovation in a project supported by the United States Department of Interior, National Park Service, Mississippi Department of Archives and History,… Read More ›
Good news for the c.1880 Italianate Walton-Young House on University Avenue: a little TLC for the exterior! The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is supporting the repairs through its Community Heritage Preservation Grant. Architect for the work is Belinda… Read More ›
It’s that time of year to prepare nominations for the annual Best of the South award, given by the Southeastern Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians to the best preservation or restoration project in the South. Mississippi has been… Read More ›
From the Coast to Columbus, from Jackson to the Delta and points in between, preservationists get down and dirty in old barns looking for original windows, fight in the legislature for historic tax credits, and pass on pilgrimage traditions to new preservationists. Read all about it in this week’s News Roundup.