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Meridian is loved by many, and its future is a major concern for all.

Join the Meridian Architectural Trust as we continue bringing subject matter experts in the field of historic preservation to share best practices with us.

Together, our community can take the next step of this journey together!

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Claire Cothren Winn
Mississippi Heritage Trust
Director of Programs

10 Most Endangered Places in Mississippi

And what communities are doing to save these treasures


December 12, 2023

Claire has been a part of the Mississippi Heritage Trust Board of Trustees for five years as a board member, Treasurer, Vice President and President.


She has degrees in Interior Design from Mississippi State University and Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia. Originally from Natchez, she worked for many years with Waycaster & Associates Architects on public and private preservation and restoration projects across Mississippi and Louisiana.


She also spent some time working with cultural resources with the Army on the island of Oahu in Hawaii and with Dean and Dean Architects in Jackson.


Claire now lives in the Mississippi Delta, managing the historic Baby Doll House in Benoit with her husband Eustace and daughter Frannie. One of her favorite projects was the exterior restoration of the Art Moderne Columbia Waterworks Building in Columbia, Mississippi.


Be a part of planning the future of Meridian!

Attend the Lunch & Learns and continue engaging with our preservation potential.

Help shape the way our city thinks about its past and its future.


Past Lunch & Learns:

Meridian Architectural Trust
For more information concerning our Lunch & Learns

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