Renovation Projects

MissPres at 8: Repairing the Old Capitol, 1916-1917

The movement for a “restoration” of the old state house was begun in 1903. The proposal was that the building be restored to its original condition and used as an historic landmark, possibly by the Department of Archives and History. The reports of architects who examined the building were adverse, and it was accepted as true that the building was dangerous, and likely to collapse at any time.

MissPres News Roundup 9-7-2016

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 ›

MissPres News Roundup 5-3-2016

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 ›

Mad Mod Delta Tour Report

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 ›

Adaptive Reuse

Last September in Malvaney’s post on Mid-Century Fondren’s First National Bank R P Adams commented that as drive up traffic became heavier than lobby traffic banks started having smaller or in some cases no interior banking floor, turning full efforts to multiple… Read More ›

New Capitol Updates

If you’ve been in downtown Jackson in the last two months, you’ve noticed that the scaffolding has come down from the dome, or more precisely from the cupola above the dome. This won’t be the last time we see the… Read More ›