FBC Eupora sanctuary restoration wins award


2Project Manager Stephanie Stewart said many of the comments she has heard after the renovation of Eupora’s First Baptist Church sanctuary were, “It looks like it was always suppose to be like this.”

That commitment to restoring the historical accuracy of the building has brought Belinda Stewart Architects and First Baptist Church of Eupora state-wide recognition. Next Tuesday, the FBC Eupora Restoration Project will be one of 40 projects throughout the state of Mississippi to receive a 2014 Heritage Award. The award for restoration will be presented at a special luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the J.J. Rogers Building in Tupelo as part of the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference. Continue reading

FBC Eupora Sanctuary Restoration wins preservation award


It was a hot dusty summer, but the hard work paid off in a beautiful, historic sanctuary restoration.

And now, the First Baptist Church Restoration has been chosen by a jury of preservationists from across the state to receive a 2014 Heritage Award for Restoration, by the Mississippi Heritage Trust. Belinda Stewart Architects, PA, submitted the project and their hard work and accomplishment will be honored at the heritage Awards Luncheon set for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 10 at the J.J. Rogers Building in downtown Tupelo.

The awards luncheon will be held in conjunction with  the 2014  Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference. Tickets for the luncheon can be purchased for $25 online at http://www.listenUPms.com.