Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Blue Roof

 

—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

 
Blue Roof Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Blue Roof Marker
Inscription.
The Feld House
The Feld House is one of the most architecturally significant residences of early 20th Century in Mississippi. The home was constructed in 1913 by Hannah B. Fishell, widow of Alfred Fishell, a prominent Vicksburg businessman. Furniture store owners Maurice and Juliet Feld purchased the home in 1929 and their name has stayed with the home ever since.

The Carriage Step
The carriage step in front of the house has B.W. Griffith's (1851-1931) name on it. The step was used to help ladies step up into carriages. Griffith was the mayor of Vicksburg from 1905 to 1909 and the president of First National Bank.

Gold Medal Flour
Cadwallader Washburn, a Union major general, was stationed at Vicksburg during the siege. After the Civil War he started a grain milling company. He entered his flour in the international millers' competition and won the "Gold Medal". Washburn renamed his flour "Gold Medal Flour" which is still being sold today. After selling the Washburn, Crosby Milling Company, which later became General Mills, he was elected Governor of Wisconsin in 1872.

Interesting Fact:
47 men who served in Vicksburg during the Civil War were later elected to serve as governors in 27 different states!

Photo caption
Monument
The Feld House image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. The Feld House
Currently house is for sale.
in honor of Major General Cadwallader C. Washburn in the Vicksburg National Military Park

 
Erected 2017 by the City of Vicksburg. (Marker Number 33.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi, Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail marker series.
 
Location. 32° 20.435′ N, 90° 52.755′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Street and East Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Cherry Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2108 Cherry Street, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Apple Orchard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vicksburg Garden Club (about 300 feet away); President Dwight Eisenhower (about 400 feet away); Magnolia High School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Signal Corps (approx. ¼ mile away); Speed Town (approx. ¼ mile away); Carr Central High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lum Home (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Cadwallader Washburn. (Submitted on March 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Cadwallader Colden Washburn (April 22, 1818 – May 14, 1882) image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Cadwallader Colden Washburn (April 22, 1818 – May 14, 1882)
View of marker looking south on Cherry Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
4. View of marker looking south on Cherry Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
Paid Advertisement