2011 10 Most Endangered Historic Places

The goal of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places list is to raise awareness about the most threatened historic places in Mississippi and the dangers they are facing which could lead to their destruction.

Check out the 2011

list by clicking here.

 

 

MISSISSIPPI

HERITAGE TRUST

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

2013 - 2014

President

Brad Reeves-Jackson

President-Elect

Susan Higgs-Hattiesburg

Treasurer

Brian Pugh-Jackson

Secretary

Stuart Rockoff-Jackson

Past President

Bethany Stich-New Oleans

 

Trudy Allen – Jackson

Billy Beal - Meridian

Sidney Bondurant - Jackson

Billy Brasfield - AberdeenCharles Clark-Cleveland

David Clement – Vicksburg

Doyce Deas - Tupelo

Martha Duvall – Pascagoula

Denton C. Gibbes, III- Jackson

Darryl Grennell - Natchez

Milton Grishman – Biloxi

David Hoard-Jackson

Hank Holmes - Jackson

Amanda Jones-Jackson

Karen Keeney – Tupelo

Jim Kopernak - Jackson

Melody Light – Tougaloo

Bill Luckett - Clarksdale

Chris Myers - Jackson

Ben Nelken – Greenville

Ken P'Pool - Jackson

John Rings - Ridgeland

Lois Robertson – Indianola

Tom Rosenblatt – Woodville

Mary Helen Schaeffer –

Pass Christian

Sarah Sheffield - Yazoo City

Lynn Shurden-ClevelandStephanie Stewart - Eupora

Bob Wilson - Jackson

Lolly Barnes

Executive Director

 

 

 

 

 

 
The Mississippi Heritage works to save and renew places meaningful to Mississippians and their history.

The Mississippi Heritage Trust (MHT) fulfills its mission through education, advocacy, and active preservation using a range of programs and activities that reach communities throughout the state.

MHT was established as the only statewide non-profit organization in Mississippi to serve as a unified voice for preservation in the state. MHT is also a statewide partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and works closely with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Mississippi Main Street Association.

 

HISTORY OF MHT
The Mississippi Heritage Trust (MHT) was established in 1992 as the only statewide non-profit preservation organization in Mississippi to serve as a unified voice for preservation in the state.

MHT is a statewide organization dedicated to the preservation of the prehistoric and historic cultural resources of Mississippi. MHT fulfills its mission through education, advocacy, and active preservation using a range of programs and activities that reach communities throughout the state.

As a non-profit, membership-based organization, MHT is supported mainly by private resources including memberships, gifts, grants, and special events.

 

A SKETCH OF MHT

The Mississippi Heritage Trust is one of the leaders in the statewide preservation movement along with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Mississippi Main Street Association. Because preservation takes time and ultimately preservation happens locally, MHT helps provide the continuity for, credibility to, and awareness of local preservation efforts. The battle for preservation is fought daily. MHT fights that battle in Mississippi.

Over the last twenty years, MHT:

  • Has worked to save dozens of historic places in Mississippi. One of the most popular successes has been the Cutrer Mansion in Clarksdale, the result of a three-year awareness effort.
  • Inaugurated Mississippi's 10 Most Endangered Historic Places, which has catapulted awareness of historic preservation in Mississippi into the limelight.
  • Along with preservation partners, lobbied the Mississippi legislature for the passage of a Preservation Tax Credit for the rehabilitation of historic properties, which passed in 2006 and was reauthorized in 2011.
  • Showcased 20 Mississippi towns to historic preservation conference participants: Natchez, Church Hill, Columbus, West Point, Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, Pascagoula, Carrollton, Greenwood, Mound Bayou, Clarksdale, Meridian, Cleveland, Hattiesburg, and Jackson.
  • Recognized with the Mississippi Heritage Awards over 170 preservation successes by Mississippians who have done their part to "protect the irreplaceable" in our state.
  • Has been heavily involved in the Katrina Recovery efforts with other preservation partners in the state.   For more information on Katrina related efforts click here.
  • Developed a historic preservation curriculum for use in Mississippi schools to educate children about the value of preserving historic properties in the state.
  • Successfully listed the Raymond Historic District, Ripley Historic District, Cleveland Founders Historic District, Como Commercial Historic District, the Highland Circle Historic District in Tupelo, the Broad Street-Church Street Historic District in Columbia, the Columbia North Residential Historic District, the Eupora Historic District, the Baldwyn Historic District, and the Gulfport Harbor Square Commercial Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Completed historic district design guidelines for Philadelphia, Ripley, Columbia, Cleveland, and McComb.
  • Successfully nominated the Center for the Study of Southern Culture's Barnard Observatory and the Natchez Bluff Stabilization Project for a National Trust Preservation Honor Award.
  • Guided the National Trust to select the Vicksburg Campaign Trail and the Threefoot Building in Meridian as one of the nation's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
  • Successfully nominated the City of Natchez to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of Dozen Distinctive Destinations 2003.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information please contact the Mississippi Heritage Trust at:

 

MAILING ADDRESS:

Mississippi Heritage Trust
P.O. Box 577
Jackson, MS 39205

601-354-0200
Click here to contact MHT by e-mail

OFFICE LOCATION:
GM&O Depot
618 East Pearl Street
Jackson, Mississippi

 

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
The Mississippi Heritage Trust is governed by board of trustees which employs an Executive Director and staff to carry out the mission of the organization.

 

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P.O. Box 577
Jackson, MS 39205
PHONE 601-354-0200
FAX 601-354-0220
preservation@mississippiheritage.com
 
 


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