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Laurel in Jones County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Laurel City Hall

 
 
Laurel City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 2, 2017
1. Laurel City Hall Marker
Inscription.  Opened on November 24, 1914, this building once housed all of Laurel's city officials, as well as the fire and police departments. Laurel City Hall was designed by architect Penn Jeffries Krouse and is an early example of the eclectic Mediterranean classical style in Mississippi. Listed in 1987 as a contributing element of the Laurel Central Historic District, Laurel City Hall was designated a Mississippi Landmark in 1993.
 
Erected 2014 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & PoliticsLandmarksNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 24, 1914.
 
Location. 31° 41.618′ N, 89° 7.857′ W. Marker is in Laurel, Mississippi, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of North 5th Avenue and Yates Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 North 5th Avenue, Laurel MS 39440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hotel Pinehurst (within shouting distance of this marker); Jones County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Jones County Blues (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. King Visits Laurel (approx. half a mile away); Masonite Corporation (approx. one mile away); Oak Park School (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ralph Boston (approx. 2.1 miles away); Amos Deason Home (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laurel.
 
Also see . . .  Laurel dedicates a historical marker - WDAM TV website. (Submitted on December 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
The Laurel City Hall with the marker on far left. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 2, 2017
2. The Laurel City Hall with the marker on far left.
View west, from marker, towards Laurel Little Theatre. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, December 2, 2017
3. View west, from marker, towards Laurel Little Theatre.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 342 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 3, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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