Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
— Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
The Feld House
The Feld House is one of the most architecturally significant residences of early 20th Century in Mississippi. The home was constructed in 1913 by Hannah B. Fishell, widow of Alfred Fishell, a prominent Vicksburg businessman. Furniture store owners Maurice and Juliet Feld purchased the home in 1929 and their name has stayed with the home ever since.
The Carriage Step
The carriage step in front of the house has B.W. Griffith's (1851-1931) name on it. The step was used to help ladies step up into carriages. Griffith was the mayor of Vicksburg from 1905 to 1909 and the president of First National Bank.
Gold Medal Flour
Cadwallader Washburn, a Union major general, was stationed at Vicksburg during the siege. After the Civil War he started a grain milling company. He entered his flour in the international millers' competition and won the "Gold Medal". Washburn renamed his flour "Gold Medal Flour" which is still being sold today. After selling the Washburn, Crosby Milling Company, which later became General Mills, he was elected Governor of Wisconsin in 1872.
47 men who served in Vicksburg during the Civil War were later elected to serve as governors in 27 different states!
Photo caption Monument in honor of Major General Cadwallader C. Washburn in the Vicksburg National Military Park
Erected 2017 by the City of Vicksburg. (Marker Number 33.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi, Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail series list.
Location. 32° 20.435′ N, 90° 52.755′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Street and East Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Cherry Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2108 Cherry Street, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Apple Orchard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vicksburg Garden Club (about 300 feet away); President Dwight Eisenhower (about 400 feet away); Magnolia High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Signal Corps (approx. ¼ mile away); Speed Town Carr Central High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lum Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Cadwallader Washburn. (Submitted on March 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.