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

Urban Center Historic District

 
 
Urban Center Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 13, 2012
1. Urban Center Historic District Marker
Inscription.  
Encompasses a 13 ~ block area
comprised of over 100
significant structures.
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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Meridian MS 39301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Movement (within shouting distance of this marker); Meridian Blues & Jazz (within shouting distance of this marker); African American Business District (within shouting distance of this marker); African-American Cultural Heritage District
Urban Center Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 13, 2012
2. Urban Center Historic District Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Meridian Rhythm & Blues and Soul Music (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lauderdale County World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away); Sit-Ins, Pickets & Boycotts (about 600 feet away); Temple Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
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
Urban Center Historic District Marker, along 25th Avenue near 6th Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 13, 2012
3. Urban Center Historic District Marker, along 25th Avenue near 6th Street
Sub-function: Business, Department Store, Hotel, Professional, Rail-Related, Restaurant,
Specialty Store
♦ Current Function: Commerce/Trade, Transportation
♦ Current Sub-function: Business, Financial Institution, Professional, Rail-Related, Restaurant, Specialty Store, Warehouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 387 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 24, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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