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Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

People's Bank

 
 
People's Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
1. People's Bank Marker
Inscription.  Originally a wood-framed built in 1920 by W.M.B. Cox as the People's Bank. The upstairs was used as a Masonic Hall. A Piggly Wiggly grocery store occupied the east side, and later, Haddon Palmer's Pool Room. The west side was occupied by Jones and Company as a dry goods store. In the 1960's, Popeye Gentry operated a jewelry store here followed by Gentry Insurance. It later became a clothing store and boutique. Remodeled by Earl Stone in 1995.

National Register of Historic Places.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 34° 30.553′ N, 88° 38.031′ W. Marker is in Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and North 2nd Street, on the left when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 W Main St, Baldwyn MS 38824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 'Son' McGee's Grocery (a few steps from this marker); Tom's Drug Store (a few steps from this marker); Epting's Five and Dime (a few steps from this marker);
People's Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
2. People's Bank Marker
Itawamba/Tishomingo County and Lee/Prentiss County Line (a few steps from this marker); M. Gorden (a few steps from this marker); Baldwyn Dry Goods (within shouting distance of this marker); 'Pig' McDonald's Barber Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Quail Ridge Engineering (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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