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Memorial Day 2019

Walk through the somber courtyard of the War Memorial Building next door to the Old Capitol in Jackson and you’ll see three sets of aluminum doors. Walk even closer to see bas reliefs of implements of war throughout history.

HABS in Mississippi: Burrus House, Benoit

The once-grand mansion was in a precarious condition in 1936 when our old friend James Butters took two photos of the building for the Historic American Building Survey, one from the front and one from the back, which was already missing its original double gallery.

Where’s the Fire?

I sat down to write today’s post with the intention of telling the story of the 1890 fire at Windsor, which someone mentioned in the comment’s to yesterday’s post. But my newspapers.com addiction got the better of me after I… Read More ›

Fire *shudder*

This wouldn’t be a preservation blog worth the name if we failed to mention the devastating fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday. As you’ve probably read, the church was under repair, and scaffolding had been erected… Read More ›