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Meridian in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Dial House Site

 
 
Dial House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2014
1. Dial House Site Marker
Inscription.
Build ca. 1870 by industrialist J.R. Dial. His son, E.H. Dial, who served as mayor (1893-1901) also lived here. The city's code of ordinances was adopted during his term, and he was responsible for many civic improvements. In 1899, he wrote the play Queen of the East, in which Meridian is referred to as the “Queen City.”
 
Erected 2006 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 32° 22.016′ N, 88° 42.527′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of 30th Avenue and 10th Street, on the left when traveling north on 30th Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 30th Avenue, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Merrehope (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple Theater (approx. 0.4 miles away); Urban Center Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Meridian Rhythm & Blues and Soul Music (approx. half a mile away); Lauderdale County World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Country Music Comes of Age
Old Dial House Site image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2014
2. Old Dial House Site
Now Habitat for Humanity home.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Elsie McWilliams (approx. 0.6 miles away); Moe Bandy (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Meridian.
 
Regarding Dial House Site. The house was demolished because of its condition, and a Habitat for Humanity house now occupies the spot.

On December 17, 1979, (well before its demolition) the National Park Service certified Dial House as a national historic site, and assigned it the reference number 79003388.
 
Also see . . .  E.H. Dial and "The Queen of the East". (Submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Dial House Site Marker area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 15, 2014
3. Dial House Site Marker area
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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