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

Marks-Rothenberg Co.

2200 5th Street

 
 
Marks-Rothenberg Co. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Marks-Rothenberg Co. Marker
Inscription.
Built: 1889

Architect: Gustavus Maurice Torgenson

Constructor: C.M. Rubush

Architectural Style: Romanesque

Designated a Mississippi Landmark on June 12, 2002

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing element of the Meridian Downtown Historic District

Marks, Rothenburg & Company was established in 1870 as a wholesale and retail store which sold dry goods, clothing, boots & shoes, hats & coats.

Renovated and re-opened as the MSU Riley Center on September 8, 2006
 
Location. 32° 21.834′ N, 88° 42.008′ W. Marker is in Meridian, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 5th Street and 22nd Avenue. Touch for map. Located in the portico of 2200 5th Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 5th Street, Meridian MS 39301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Grand Opera House (here, next to this marker); The Jewish Contribution (a few steps from this marker); Country Music Comes of Age (within shouting distance of this marker); Sit-Ins, Pickets & Boycotts (about 300 feet away, measured in
Marks-Rothenberg Co. building image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Marks-Rothenberg Co. building
a direct line); Lauderdale County World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away); Meridian Rhythm & Blues and Soul Music (about 500 feet away); Voter Registration (about 500 feet away); Freedom Riders (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Meridian.
 
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View of building from 22nd Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
3. View of building from 22nd Avenue.
Marks-Rothenberg Co. plaque can be seen on right of portico. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
4. Marks-Rothenberg Co. plaque can be seen on right of portico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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