I was glad to see such an enthusiastic response to our new Friday series. Hopefully this week you can sleuth up some locations of Gulf Oil Service Stations constructed c.1920-1930.
Port Gibson’s Wintergreen Cemetery, an oasis of cedar trees dripping with Spanish moss amongst evocative grave markers and beautiful iron fences, suffered damge in the strong storms that passed through the state on Sunday, according to a post on the… Read More ›
In earlier posts, canning plants have been mentioned in connection with some of the New Deal schools in Mississippi (for example, East Tupelo canning plant). Recently, I ran across this article on the Emergency Relief Administration’s opening of the Jackson… Read More ›
From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust, an invitation to join with other Mississippi preservationists and “building huggers of all stripes” in Cleveland, Miss. June 8-9. In addition to hearing speakers and eating good food, you will tour the… Read More ›
Cities Service was founded in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, in 1910 as a public utility. The company operated natural gas, lighting, ice and other utility type services in major municipal locations during the early part of the century. – A Field Guide… Read More ›
Interestingly, given our discussion about photographers on last week’s HABS post, this week’s subject, the Marschalk Printing Office in downtown Natchez, was photographed on different occasions by two different HABS photographers, the first our familiar friend James Butters, and the… Read More ›
I had not heard of W. A. Lattimore until I ran across an article in a 1963 edition of the Mississippi Free Press, an African American newspaper published from 1961 until about 1964. My initial efforts to look into his body… Read More ›
Whew! We’ve got quite the round up this week. Let’s start this week’s roundup with the big news from…
A small roadside building with a stepped facade, front service windows, a curvilinear front fascia, and a flat roof that ever so slightly slopes to the rear of the structure. Could it be? A Tastee Freeze?
Like our last two HABS sites, the Col. Moore House in Winona and the old Grist Mill near Macon, this week’s Messinger (or Messenger) House starts out as a bit of a mystery but gets a little clearer as we… Read More ›
What is a Gravity Ventilator?
Let’s start this week’s roundup big news of the National Historic Landmark plaque dedication ceremony at the New Capitol.
If you’ve been paying attention to the weather in the last two weeks, and who could avoid paying attention, you know we’ve gotten a lot of rain (approximately 13 inches at my house in the last 13 days), and it’s… Read More ›
Although the railroad bed was not raised over Capitol Street and other east-west downtown streets until 1926, when the new Union Station was under construction, this little “what if” rendering in 1917 shows that city officials and probably many residents… Read More ›
Although the 1951 Manufacturer’s Record doesn’t have any text discussing the Corinth Machinery Company, the magazine does have this great aerial view of the 3-story 1869 building front and center, along with the subsidiary structures in this industrial complex that stood… Read More ›
Laurel’s El Patio Motor Court (1946) welcomed the increasing number of automobile tourists after World War II. The motor court’s Mission style evoked the Alamo Plaza Hotel Courts, the nation’s first motel chain, and unlike Mississippi’s two Alamos, the El Patio survives on Roadside Mississippi.
From Mary Holmes College to Gulfport Library, from fences at Greenwood Cemetery to the roof of the old Greenville Depot, from Natchez to Jackson to Tupelo and points in between, here’s all the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print (virtually, on the internets).
If you were not able to attend last month’s lectures at Mississippi State on Restoring the Mississippi State Capitol, fear not! The presentations of both Jennifer Baughn (MDAH Chief Architectural Historian) and Lawson Newman (WFT Architects) have been made available online… Read More ›