Posts Tagged ‘restoration’

Battered islands to get restoration from Corps

GULF OF MEXICO — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to shore up Mississippi’s Barrier Islands by pumping in some 20 million cubic yards of sand. The corps disclosed plans at a public meeting in Biloxi. The corps plans to close the Camille Cut and restore the southern shoreline of East Ship Island. Those […] [...]

Delta town pins high hopes on shuttered, historic hospital

MOUND BAYOU — A block down from Kennedy Johnson’s new barbecue restaurant sits a boarded-up symbol of a Delta town’s haunting past and optimistic future. Taborian Hospital was one of the first modern medical facilities in Mississippi that was built, owned and operated by African-Americans. The old medical center here has been shuttered for three […] [...]

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 […] [...]

After lengthy restoration, harbor finally reopens

BILOXI — Delays are over and the Biloxi Commercial Harbor has re-opened in time for the 2013 shrimp season. WLOX TV reports that shrimpers are glad the harbor is back in business. The harbor has 55 slips, along with concrete piers and new pilings. It’s also deeper than before. The harbor was badly damaged by […] [...]

City gets getting six-digit grants from MDOT for depot project

NATCHEZ — The city of Natchez’s plans to renovate the former railroad depot downtown have picked up a little steam. Mayor Butch Brown tells The Natchez Democrat the Mississippi Department of Transportation awarded the city $250,000 for the depot project and will award another $250,000 in the fall and $200,000-$250,000 next spring. The city is […] [...]

MSU study: Residents willing to pay for coastal restoration

GULF COAST — A new survey Mississippi State University finds more than 60 percent of Americans are willing to pay to restore Louisiana’s rapidly eroding Barataria-Terrebonne estuary. The Courier reports the survey found that respondents were willing to pay between $909 and $1,751 per household for coastal restoration projects. Added up, that could generate between […] [...]

Restoration of one of USM’s original facilities almost complete

HATTIESBURG — Work to restore one of the original structures on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus to its former glory is in the final stages. College Hall, built in 1912, will re-open during the spring 2013 semester and serve as home to its new occupant, the School of Mass Communication and Journalism. Campus […] [...]

City chooses contractor to restore Coast lighthouse

PASCAGOULA — The city of Pascagoula has approved a $636,000 contract with Biloxi’s J.O. Collins Contractor Inc. for the final construction and restoration of the Round Island Lighthouse. The Mississippi Press reports local officials expect the circa-1850s, 45-foot tall lighthouse should be back near the base of the U.S. 90 high-rise bridge by Thanksgiving 2013. […] [...]

City chosen for ‘Placemaking’ pilot project

by Published: August 12,2010

Tags: downtown, history, preservation, restoration

TUPELO — The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Project for Public Spaces (PPS) has chosen Tupelo for a pilot demonstration project that will operate on the principles of Placemaking to revitalize the Mississippi Main Street community. The project will engage a wide range of Tupelo stakeholders, community members and the Mississippi Department of Transportation […] [...]

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