What Are We Up To?

Jun 182018
 

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.

Jun 152018
 

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.

Jun 142018
 

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.

Jun 142018
 

Hinds Community College Administration Building, Raymond, MS – Heritage Award for Restoration
Mississippi Heritage Trust awards comments: Constructed in 1951, the Administration Building of Hinds Community College in Raymond had suffered from years of unsympathetic changes. Under the guidance of Belinda Stewart Architects, bad choices such as dropped ceilings and the removal of a portion of the second story were ripped out and the original fabric was restored.

Jun 122018
 

Mississippi Heritage Trust awards comments: The people of Cleveland and Bolivar County have a strong preservation ethic, which is reflected in the care of their stately courthouse. Funding from the Community Heritage Preservation Grant program helped Bolivar County hire preservation architects Belinda Stewart Architects to address exterior masonry terra-cotta repairs and interior plaster repair and the removal of window AC units, repair of original wooden windows and the installation of new central HVAC units.