By Mike Stroud, September 13, 2012
|1. Urban Center Historic District Marker|
Encompasses a 13 ~ block area
comprised of over 100
Meridian was state's largest
urban area at the turn
of the 20th century.
Listed in the National Register
of Historic Places.
Erected 1986 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Location. 32° 21.767′ N, 88° 42.158′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is on 25th Avenue near 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Moe Bandy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Meridian's "C" Battery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Meridian (approx. 0.4 miles away); Depot Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jimmie Rodgers & The Blues (approx. half a mile away); Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery (approx. 1.6 miles away).
Regarding Urban Center Historic District. National Register of Historic Places:
Meridian Downtown Historic District (added 2007 - - #06001249)
Also known as See Also: Union Station and Urban Center Historic Districts
Roughly bounded by Twenty-sixth Ave., Eighteenth Ave., Sixth St., and Front St. , Meridian
♦ Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
♦ Architect, builder, or engineer: Krouse, P.J., et.al.
♦ Architectural Style: Mission/Spanish Revival, Italianate
♦ Area of Significance: Commerce, Architecture, Transportation
♦ Period of Significance: 1950-1974, 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
♦ Owner: State , Local , Private
♦ Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Domestic, Transportation
♦ Historic Sub-function: Business, Department Store, Hotel, Professional, Rail-Related, Restaurant,
♦ Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Transportation
♦ Current Sub-function: Business, Financial Institution, Professional, Rail-Related, Restaurant, Specialty Store, Warehouse