Posts Tagged ‘preservation’

Cochran introduces bill to preserve nation’s battlefields

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the program that helps preserve historic battlegrounds in the United States, including battlefields in Mississippi. Cochran joined Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to introduce the American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act (S.916). The bill reauthorizes the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program (CWBPP) that provides […] [...]

Public transit company to petition commission for buses, stops

COLUMBUS — The company getting ready to offer public transit services in Columbus is asking the local Historic Preservation Commission to let it locate five bus stops and shelters within Columbus historic districts. Lawrence Transit System, based in Lawrence, Ind., is a private company wanting to bring buses to the city. The company’s director of […] [...]

Research firm: CVB should not manage historic homes

OXFORD — The Cedar Oaks Mansion and L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum were once dilapidated buildings in danger of either being torn down or falling down on their own until concerned citizens got together to save the two homes from disrepair. The Cosmopolitan and Centennial clubs revived Cedar Oaks and the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation bought […] [...]

Commission eyeing unauthorized changes to historic structures

by Associated Press Published: May 19,2013

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, commission, culture, historic, history, preservation, preservationist, real estate

GREENVILLE — Historic preservationists are trying to figure out how to keep the owners of historic buildings in Greenville from making unauthorized changes. The discussion was sparked by the unauthorized removal of the stucco facade of a downtown building earlier this month, the Delta Democat Times reports. Owners didn’t get a city permit or consult […] [...]

National Trust names Coast city as award winner

by MBJ Staff Published: April 19,2013

Tags: award, culture, downtown, history, hurricane, oil spill, preservation, retail, shop, shopper, shopping

OCEAN SPRINGS — The National Trust for Historic Preservation has selected the city of Ocean Springs as a 2013 Great American Main Street Awards (GAMSA) winner. Recognized as a leader in implementing the Main Street Four-Point Approach, embracing historic preservation practices and building strategic partnerships, Ocean Springs Main Street was honored at the annual National Main Streets Conference […] [...]

Civil War battlefield bill reintroduced by senators

VICKSBURG — Legislation to authorize the expansion of the Vicksburg National Military Park has been reintroduced by U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). The Champion Hill, Port Gibson and Raymond Battlefield Addition Act (S.305) would authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to acquire approximately 10,000 acres of property deemed significant to the […] [...]

City’s skyline, square could make National Register

HOUSTON — The historic skyline of Houston and the courthouse square could soon be listed on the National Register. An initial survey has already been done and has been submitted to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Public input and support is now being sought for the designation. “We will have people from the […] [...]

Neighborhood named to National Register by Interior

JACKSON — The Belhaven neighborhood in Jackson has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Department of the Interior has approved the addition of the Belhaven Historic District on the recommendation a Mississippi preservation board. The Belhaven neighborhood dates back to the early 1900s when it was a small residential development when […] [...]

Group unsure of jurisdiction over historical properties

by Associated Press Published: November 19,2012

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, culture, historical, history, land, preservation, property, real estate, renovation, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

GREENVILLE — Preservationists in Greenville are trying to determine how far their jurisdiction goes over minor repairs to local historical properties. Walley Morse, secretary of the Joint Greenville Washington County Historic Preservation Commission, tells the Delta Democrat Times concerns were raised in the downtown historic district regarding paint and minor repairs. The commission was given […] [...]

Vandals wreck foundation’s office — take nothing

NATCHEZ — Would-be thieves burglarized and vandalized the Historic Natchez Foundation’s office over the weekend. Executive Director Mimi Miller said she received a call at 12:10 a.m. Saturday. When she arrived, Miller told The Natchez Democrat she found where the vandals had thrown a potted plant from the HNF’s front porch through a window, scattering […] [...]

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