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Magee Community House: WPA or not?

Mississippi can document a number of community houses constructed under the auspices of the New Deal Administration, including FERA (Pontotoc and Macon) and WPA (Winona, Biloxi, Carrollton, Enterprise, Grenada, and Eupora).  Additionally, at least 6 other facilities are conjectured to… Read More ›

MDAH Announces 2018 CLG Grants

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has awarded grants totaling more than $63,000 to ten preservation projects in Certified Local Government (CLG) communities across the state. Amounts range from $1,250 for the development of an interactive website that interprets Boonville’s historic district to $12,500 to continue the rehabilitation of the Weinberg House in Greenville.

Name This Place 12.5.4

This is the final post of the competition. You have until 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning to be eligible for receiving points for answers about today’s four posts. At that time, the results will be posted and the Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire… Read More ›

Name This Place 12.5.1

Thursday’s first post was the day’s difficult one but after an hour the Iuka/Mineral Springs Hotel was identified by Carunzel, with Suzassippi, ed polk douglas, Belinda2015, and Thomas Rosell receiving one point each for their contributions. The second building to be… Read More ›

Name This Place 12.4.1

In Wednesday’s action, Thomas Rosell correctly identified the day’s first post the long lost Meridian City Hall and Market, with ed polk douglas and donnaballard able to provide more information for a single point each. The second building was Capitol… Read More ›

Name This Place 12.3.1

In Tuesday’s action, I generously awarded Tom Little and Suzassippi two points each for correctly identifing Patterson-Bradford Rexall Drugs in the first post, despite the fact that neither actually said it was in Jackson, with ed polk douglas, Pibbb, Thomas Rosell, and ELMalvaney also… Read More ›

Name This Place 12.2.1

In yesterday’s first post, ed polk douglas jumped out to the lead by correctly identifying the Tullis-Toledano House in Biloxi and providing a plethora of facts about the house, but Belinda2015, Helen Ellis, and sec040121 were still able to receive points… Read More ›

Name This Place 12.1.1

If you are just joining us, you have picked a great time. We are at the very start of the twelfth edition of our Name This Place contest, wherein MissPres readers battle for the much-coveted title of Mississippi Preservationist Extraordinaire. At the… Read More ›

The Friday Place

From the West Point, Mississippi Court Street Historic District National Register nomination… 307 E. Westbrook Street. Vernacular Italianate. One-and-a-half-story, saltbox, gable-roof, stuccoed masonry and stuccoed frame residence: full-width hip-roof porch supported on Tuscan columns; Greek Revival tripartite entrance; attic story windows… Read More ›