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About The Historic Resources Inventory Database

The Historic Resources Inventory database (HRI) is a compendium of information about Mississippi’s landmarks and architecture. Begun in 1998, the database is the product of our architectural historians’ ongoing research and analysis of the thousands of design-related historical documents, photographs, newspaper clippings, blueprints, drawings, and other media within our collection.

The HRI database is a supplement to the Historic Resources Inventory paper files managed by MDAH’s Historic Preservation Division. The paper file system contains over 40,000 files and includes files pertaining to individual buildings, historic districts, and artisans and a vertical subject file on topics relevant to the building trades and architectural profession. The database offers only the most basic information, such as construction date, architect, builder, National Register listing, and Mississippi Landmark designation.


To Cite this Database (APA Style): (2011). Mississippi Historic Resources Inventory (HRI) Database. Retrieved [Date you accessed source], from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) website:

To Credit Images from this Database (APA): [Name of photographer, date of photograph]. Retrieved [Date you accessed photo] from Mississippi Historic Resources Inventory (HRI) Database.

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For a list of downloadable XML documents containing point and polgon GIS Metadata pertaining to HRI properties and districts, please click here.