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 ›
A couple of weeks ago the excellent Facebook group Mid-Century Modern Arkansas had a great post about an International Harvester Dealership in North Little Rock, Arkansas that had been listed on the National Register back in 2009. The International Style design… Read More ›
Last Friday evening, the two houses of Congress arrived at a reconciled tax reform bill, and the bill will retain the twenty percent Historic Tax Credit. According to Preservation Action’s Facebook page… 20% HISTORIC TAX CREDIT RETAINED IN TAX REFORM!… Read More ›
Stories this week come from Vicksburg, Meridian, Ellisville, and Philadelphia. The big local story this week might be the listing for sale of the Presbyterian Church in Rodney. If you haven’t heard about this yet, be sure the check out yesterday’s post. The big national news this week is the loss of the federal preservation tax credits.
Word has been spreading for the past 10 days on Facebook and beyond about an act of bold thievery, of pure thugery, perpetrated on the National Historic Landmark Shaifer House out in the woods near Port Gibson, but yesterday I… Read More ›
The Robertshaw Company Plantation at Heathman, between Leland and Indianola was the site on September 1924 of the fist commercial airplane crop dusting for insect control in the United States.
Two preservation related events are coming up this next week: If you are going to be New Orleans adjacent this Monday Feb. 18, the Louisiana Landmark Society is hosting a panel discussion entitled “Fight Blight”. While this discussion is taking… Read More ›
Taborian Hospital and the Delta Health Center: The role of health care in social change and community empowerment
The Mississippi unit of the Sir Knights and Daughters of the Tabor was established in 1889 for the purpose of providing insurance–burial, life, and health care (Hodding Carter, Saturday Evening Post, February 23, 1946). Membership in 1946 had increased to… Read More ›