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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Vicksburg Garden Clubs and Planters Hall

 
 
The Vicksburg Garden Clubs and Planters Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. The Vicksburg Garden Clubs and Planters Hall Marker
Inscription. Vicksburg's first Garden Club was founded by Hester Craig Flowers in 1931 to "further the interest in home flower gardens and general beautification of the city." By 1943, membership had grown to a point that the members were divided into twelve clubs with an overall council. Accomplishments included the establishment of the "Vicksburg Historical Tours" (now called Pilgrimage), beautification projects that added flowering trees, shrubs and garden areas throughout the city, educational programs to foster the love of gardening in the young, and the preservation of Planters Hall. Built in 1834 as the Planters Bank, this Greek Revival building housed the bank and living quarters for its president until 1842, when the bank failed. In 1956 the Vicksburg Council of Garden Clubs purchased the building and raised funds for its restoration. They furnished it with antiques and for the next 40 years used it as a tour home and garden club center. Seated at the table in the mural are three members from the Vicksburg Garden Clubs who each became the president of the Garden Clubs of Mississippi. They are Hester Flowers, Fannie Peeples, and Clyde Everett.

Sponsored by the Garden Clubs of Vicksburg
 
Erected 2008 by the City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee.
 
Location.
The Vicksburg Garden Clubs and Planters Hall Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. The Vicksburg Garden Clubs and Planters Hall Mural
32° 21.119′ N, 90° 53.007′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Levee Street south of Grove Street. Touch for map. The Vicksburg Riverfront Murals are located on the Yazoo Diversion Canal levee wall. Marker is at or near this postal address: Levee Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Founding of Vicksburg and Methodism" (here, next to this marker); "The 1953 Vicksburg Tornado" (here, next to this marker); "Logging on the River" (a few steps from this marker); "Gold in the Hills" (a few steps from this marker); Brothers of the Sacred Heart (a few steps from this marker); "Two Bridges at Sunset" (a few steps from this marker); The Steamer Sprague (a few steps from this marker); Rosa A. Temple High School (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Vicksburg Riverfront Mural website. (Submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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