10 most endangered historic places in mississippi

Thursday, October 24, 2019

– Morris Ice Company, Commerce Street, Jackson –

Misguided public policy. A lack of understanding about what makes a building historic and therefore worthy of preservation. Natural disasters. Lack of funding. Apathy. The threats to our historic resources in Mississippi are many and the obstacles to saving them can at times seem overwhelming. But, the rewards for the individuals and communities that are willing to take up the fight are so great. Just ask folks in Ocean Springs what downtown would be like without the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center. Or imagine Port Gibson’s iconic Church Street as an expressway. Since the first list of Mississippi’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi was published in 1999, the Mississippi Heritage Trust has shined a much-needed spotlight on 110 threatened historic places around the state. There have been some great victories, as well as crushing losses, while a number of communities are still working to find the resources and support to save their treasured churches, bridges, houses and schools.

This year, the Mississippi Heritage Trust will announce the 12th list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi on Thursday, October 24 at the Morris Ice Company on Commerce Street, Jackson.

Please visit Past Lists on this site to learn more about our 10 Mosts from previous years. To nominate a threatened historic place in your community for 2019, please use our form below. The deadline for nominations is June 30th.

To show your support for preservation by becoming a sponsor for the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi, please call the Mississippi Heritage Trust at 601-354-0200 or email

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