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

Vicksburg Garden Club

 
 
Vicksburg Garden Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Vicksburg Garden Club Marker
Inscription. In 1931 Hester Flowers started the Vicksburg Garden Club in this three-story Tudor house. Built in 1906 by her father William Clark Craig., the house was designed by New York architect W.W. Knowles. In 1928, Craig deeded the house to his daughter. The Vicksburg Garden Club was the first of Vicksburg’s garden clubs.
 
Erected 2010 by he Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 20.491′ N, 90° 52.749′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Cherry Street north of East Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2011 Cherry Street, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. President Dwight Eisenhower (a few steps from this marker); Blue Roof (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Apple Orchard (about 600 feet away); Signal Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away); Magnolia High School (approx. ¼ mile away); Carr Central High School
Vicksburg Garden Club marker & the "Great Hope Manor." image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Vicksburg Garden Club marker & the "Great Hope Manor."
(approx. ¼ mile away); Lum Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Speed Town (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
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Plaque noting name of house - Great Hope Manor. “J’ai Bonne Esperance" (“I have Good Hope”) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
3. Plaque noting name of house - Great Hope Manor. “J’ai Bonne Esperance" (“I have Good Hope”)
Designed by New York Architect W.W. Knowles for the W.C. Craig Family. Erected on the Site of the Antebellum Home of John Wesley Vick, member of Vicksburg's Founding Family. Construction of the 14,000 square foot Tudor Revival Home required 3 years 1904-06. Name derived from Motto on Craig Family Crest, "I Have Great Hope."
National Register of Historic Places plaque. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
4. National Register of Historic Places plaque.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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