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 ›
Coming out of the foothills of the Tennessee River in the northeastern corner of the State, U.S. Highway 45 traverses the rich Black Prairie Belt and the historic and beautiful towns of Aberdeen and Columbus, both of which sponsor annual pilgrimages for the benefit of downsouth travelers.
Calling all MissPresers to find your local Mount Vernon replica and add it to the map!
Today’s post is the twelfth in our reprint of the 1941 publication Mississippi Tourist Guide, which focused on the many attractions along Mississippi’s newly paved highways. (Check out the Intro if you missed it.) Beginning at Waynesboro in the eastern part of the… Read More ›
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 ›
Today’s post is the eleventh in our reprint of the 1941 publication Mississippi Tourist Guide, which focused on the many attractions along Mississippi’s newly paved highways. (Check out the Intro if you missed it.) Notice that the route described here runs from… Read More ›
Lauderdale, north of Meridian, saw the construction of a vocational building, and possibly, a community center under the New Deal Administration. MDAH Historic Resources Inventory identifies the Community Center as c. 1935, located on Community House Road. I located one… Read More ›
I was reading The Dispatch’s website Thursday regarding a couple of stories also posted on Preservation in Mississippi’s Twitter feed about how the MDAH has not made R. E. Hunt High School, Columbus’s African American high school, a Mississippi Landmark… Read More ›
Today’s post is the tenth in our reprint of the 1941 publication Mississippi Tourist Guide, which focused on the many attractions along Mississippi’s newly paved highways. (Check out the Intro if you missed it.) Dropping down straight through the predominantly rural sections… Read More ›
Discovering Mississippi’s rural Agricultural High Schools first happened when I ran across a cornerstone in Oakland, and thought ‘What is an agricultural high school?’, followed by ‘Why is only the cornerstone left’? I would get the answer to the second… Read More ›
Today’s post is about a builder from the Coast’s early boom period when Gulfport was first established, and Biloxi’s hotel trade was really taking off. Christian Thompson was a younger brother of Builder/Architect O.E. Thompson. The elder Thompson is likely… Read More ›
Two of the buildings for the Coxburg Consolidated School were constructed with New Deal Administration funding. Holmes County considered a $20,000 bond issue for the Coxburg Consolidated school district to erect, repair, and equip “school buildings and teachers’ home for… Read More ›
Back in 2013, I encountered the Pat Harrison Waterway Building while it was still the Pat Harrison Waterway Building, and since it was a beautiful blue-sky day that showed its tile mosaic and modernist details, such as its metal screen… Read More ›
In 1930, Farmhaven was a small community “about 14 miles east of Canton on the Canton-Carthage graveled highway.” In 2018, that is Old MS 16/Pat Luckett Road, slightly south of current MS 16. When I began this story, it was… Read More ›
Before I get started on the post, I would like to thank Jennifer Baughn, Chief Architectural Historian at the MDAH’s Historic Preservation Division for providing me with the historic sites survey form for the I. Y. Johnson House and for… Read More ›
Just a rule of thumb for life, whenever government starts working on Friday afternoon, somethin fishy is probably going on (see Moss Point Water Works). In a burst of energy last Friday afternoon, Forrest County decided to demolish the former… Read More ›
Last week W. White presented some less-featured buildings from Aberdeen, which sent me into the newspaper archives, albeit without much success. However, in the Canton Times I ran across this striking architectural rendering marked “Payne, Archt., Carthage, Ills.” Other published designs and plan… Read More ›
Carrollton Pilgrimage and Pioneer Day will be October 2-35-6, 2018, with historic homes, local churches, historic Merrill Building, Gee’s Store, and the Masonic Lodge.