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10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi

On Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m., the Mississippi Heritage Trust will announce the 11th list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi at the Lowry House in Jackson, once endangered and now beautifully restored.  Following the announcement, guests from around the state will be treated to delicious dishes prepared by Chef Ryan Caselle of neighboring Fenian’s Pub, special wines from McDade’s Wine and Spirits, spirited cocktails by Cathead Distillery and Lazy Magnolia beer while enjoying the toe-tapping fiddle music of Wolftrap.  A silent auction will feature paintings and photography of the 10 endangered places by talented Mississippi artists, as well as get-away packages to some of Mississippi’s special historic places.

Tickets to the announcement event are $50 and can be purchased at www.ms10most.com.

Since the Mississippi Heritage Trust published the first list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi in 1999, there have been some tremendous victories.  The Cutrer Mansion in Clarksdale, the King Edward Hotel in Jackson, the L.Q.C. Lamar House in Oxford, the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs and the Tippah County Jail in Ripley are all “graduates” of the list, providing inspiring examples of what can happen when communities come together with a spirit of cooperation and a vision for the future.

For the 2017 announcement of the 11th list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi, the Mississippi Heritage Trust is proud to announce that noted preservation architect Robert Parker Adams will serve as honorary chairman.  In addition to his work on restoration projects including the James Observatory and the Old Capitol in Jackson, Bob has been a steadfast champion of the Mississippi Heritage Trust since it was founded twenty-five years ago.

This year’s 10 Most program is made possible through the generous support of BankPlus and many longtime supporters of preservation, including the Mississippi Arts Commission and the Mississippi Humanities Council.