Groundbreaking at the Perry County Jail last weekend! This jail, located in the City of Marion, Al, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural and historic significance. We are very excited to start working on this project!
Last week, we were so excited to be able to attend the SMPS SRC in San Antonio, Texas! This conference brings together educational programming, keynote speakers, and social events to help network and bring professionals from all over the region together.
We have a wide array of tools that help us Preserve and Restore Historic Buildings – one of them is a Drone. Here are just a few clips of how the drone can go where we can’t and what we can learn in the process.
We love putting together our Christmas Postcards each year. We are fortunate to be located in the wonderful small town of Eupora and we love to celebrate the history and richness of our community. We are in the process of choosing images for this years cards, and wanted to share our previous cards. These cards are about honoring and celebrating place-based architecture, something we are very proud to have the opportunity to pursue.
If you would like to receive the 2018 BSA Christmas card, please message us with your mailing address to put be on the yearly mailing list.
If you would like to receive one of our past Christmas cards shown here, please send us a message with which card you would like and your mailing address. We will check to see if we have it in stock and mail it out to you!
Eupora Elementary School‘s annual Boo Parade was today! Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter had fun handing out candy to our trick or treaters with our Office Hot Dog!
Check out these awesome costumes!
We are also proud and appreciative of Diondria Bingham for choosing to co-op with us over the last year. We will miss you all!
Mississippi State Hospital, Whitfield, MS – Heritage Award for Excellence in Stewardship
Mississippi Heritage Trust awards comments: With over seventy historic structures dating back to 1927 in its care, the Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield has made a strong commitment to the preservation of its “southern colonial” campus, designed by N.W. Overstreet. Working with Belinda Stewart Architects, the development of a strategic plan has helped to continue the guiding philosophy of reuse and repair rather than replace. The recent restoration of the cupola of the Administration Building is a fitting symbol of the stewardship that the Mississippi State Hospital has taken with the historic buildings in its care.
Clarksdale Fire Station, Clarksdale, MS – Heritage Award for Restoration
Mississippi Heritage Trust awards comments: Located in downtown Clarksdale, this 1956 International style building was in need of some major TLC. With help from a Community Heritage Preservation Grant and donated labor from Clarksdale’s firemen, a restoration that included repair of the original roll up doors, re-roofing, masonry, electrical and interior finishes have given a twenty-first century polish to this mid-century gem.
Madison County Courthouse, Canton, MS – Heritage Award for Restoration
Mississippi Heritage Trust awards comments: Funded in part by a Save America’s Treasures grant from the National Park Service, the restoration of this antebellum courthouse addresses chronic moisture intrusion and mechanical systems. With the help of Belinda Stewart Architects and strong support from the Madison County Board of Supervisors, this Greek Revival masterpiece is now in good shape to continue to serve as the heart of Canton and Madison County.