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Commission scraps plans for historic district due to lack of funding

COLUMBUS — An effort to create a historic district for the Southside area has been scuttled due to a lack of funding. The Commercial Dispatch reports the Historic Preservation Commission had planned to seek a 50-50 matching grant of up to $10,000 from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s Historic Preservation Division to set up and administer the district. ...

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Storm heavily damages historic structure; future uncertain

CORINTH — Part of a historic Corinth building that preservationists have been working to save was badly damaged by a storm. Much of the old Corinth Machinery building collapsed early Saturday after a storm moved through Corinth. New fencing was put up to keep people from getting too close to a building. Co-owner Terry Albright said it appears that a ...

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District, house, cemetery make historic register

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — A historic district, a cemetery and house have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. On the recommendation of the Mississippi Historic Preservation Professional Review Board, the Department of the Interior approved the addition of the International Shipbuilding Company Employee Housing Historic District in Jackson County, the Midway Methodist Church and Cemetery in Carroll County ...

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City chosen for 'Placemaking' pilot project

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 to enliven its Main Street ...

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Highway-widening proposal draws opposition

PORT GIBSON — An alliance of Port Gibson and Claiborne County officials has thrown its support behind efforts to widen U.S. Highway 61 in Port Gibson directly through town along Church Street. It is a move sure to rankle preservationists who support a bypass to move heavy highway traffic away from the picturesque trees, homes and houses of worship. Seven ...

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