10 Most Endangered Historic Places
Presented by BankPlus
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 Jackson’s most elegant new event venue. 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.
The Mississippi Heritage Trust is proud to announce that noted preservation architect Robert Parker Adams will serve as honorary chairman of this year’s 10 Most program. In addition to being a stalwart supporter of the Mississippi Heritage Trust during its 25-year history, Bob has been involved in helping to save many of Mississippi’s special historic places, such as the Old Capitol Museum and the James Observatory.
This year’s 10 Most program is made possible through the generous support of BankPlus and many longtime supporters of preservation, including the Mississippi Humanities Council and the Mississippi Arts Commission. To become a sponsor or join the host committee, please click here. The deadline for inclusion on program materials is September 15.
Tickets for the October 19 event are $50 each and can be purchased by clicking here.
To learn more about the Mississippi Heritage Trust and its work to save and renew places meaningful to Mississippians and their history, please visit www.mississippiheritage.com.
Photos from the 2015 Announcement Event