Posts Tagged ‘historic preservation’

Lolly Barnes takes reins at Mississippi Heritage Trust

by Clay Chandler Published: July 5,2013

Tags: historic preservation, Lolly Barnes, Mississippi Heritage Trust

Lolly Barnes was recently named executive director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust. Barnes, a Biloxi native, brings 20 years of preservation experience to MHT. A Biloxi native, she received a B.A. in history from LSU, and a M.A. in history from the University of Southern Mississippi. Q — What’s the mission of the Mississippi Heritage […] [...]

Old Armory on Fairgrounds to get roof as it awaits restoration

With its roof long gone and its walls wavering, the old Hinds County National Guard Armory has become an eyesore and a safety hazard on the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Some day it may get a multi-million-dollar restoration, but for now the Mississippi Fair Commission wants to stabilize the historic landmark and slow a steady deterioration […] [...]

Greenville taps five for historic preservation

The Greenville City Council has named five new members to the Joint Greenville-Washington County Historic Preservation Commission. They are Anne Martin, Johnnie Gibson, Lois Hawkins, Barry Piltz, Jessie Williams and Rebecca Goodman. The Delta Democrat Times reports their terms expire Feb. 1, 2015. [...]

Old Hattiesburg High School project still in limbo

HATTIESBURG — Since officials announced plans to restore the old Hattiesburg High School, the ambitious project has seemed to be cursed with setbacks — including an arson fire — that have prevented it from becoming the gem city leaders envisioned. And now the project is in a state of limbo again — due to a […] [...]

Delta city gets funds to renovate historic depot

GREENVILLE — A $108,000 grant from the state Department of Archives and History will help with renovations of the old Greenville Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad depot in Greenville. Officials tell the Delta Democrat Times the depot needs mostly cosmetic repairs and a new heating and air conditioning system and a new roof. Walley Morse, […] [...]

Local banker eyes property for mixed-use development

by MBJ Staff Published: August 4,2011

Tags: chamber of commerce, Commercial Real Estate, downtown, historic preservation, real estate

GREENVILLE — According to commercial real estate broker Mal Kretschmar, an historic downtown Greenville building has been sold and might be converted into a mixed-use development. The building at 915 Washington Avenue was built in 1870, and saw renovations and expansions in 1900 and 1965. Over the course of its history, the building has served […] [...]

Commission establishing guidelines for historic district

by Associated Press Published: August 3,2011

Tags: historic preservation, real estate

COLUMBUS — The Historic Preservation Commission in Columbus has started the process of setting up legal guidelines for buildings in the historic Southside district of the city. The commission voted to send a resolution to the City Council. If the council approves it, the commission will gather public input and draft a formal ordinance for […] [...]

Mississippi State Capitol Gets Facelift

JACKSON- MBJ-TV gets a dome-side seat look at recent renovations at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson. [...]

Rust asks supervisors for renovation funding

by Associated Press Published: September 8,2010

Tags: education, higher education, historic preservation, real estate

HOLLY SPRINGS — Rust College has asked the Marshall County Board of Supervisors to support application for an $800,000 grant to help restore five historic buildings on the former Mississippi Industrial College campus. The property was given to Rust College a year or so ago for management and redevelopment. Clencie Cotton, with the Rust College […] [...]

City seeking federal assistance for Threefoot

by Associated Press Published: September 8,2010

Tags: construction, downtown, grants, historic preservation, municipal government, real estate

MERIDIAN — Harsh economic times have stymied efforts to restore Meridian’s Threefoot Building, a 16-story art deco structure now listed as one of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places. Built by a prominent family in the 1920s, the building is one of only three art deco skyscrapers in Mississippi. Mayor Cheri Barry and officials with the […] [...]

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