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Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Sylvandell

 
 
Sylvandell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 14, 2019
1. Sylvandell Marker
Inscription.  
Front
In 1928, Jackson developer Lucius L. Mayes converted six acres of rugged terrain into a residential development of fully furnished, up-to-date homes with similar color schemes but in a variety of architectural styles. A grand entranceway, created by sculptor Joseph Barras, was highlighted by columns adorned with statues of Pan and a wood nymph to enhance the mythical theme of the neighborhood. This beautiful sylvan setting eventually became the western boundary of Laurel Street Park.

Reverse
March 3, 1929
The entrance gateway at Sylvandell was designed by sculptor
Joseph Barras and was cast by the
Wright Cast Stone Company of Jackson, Mississippi.

 
Erected 2017 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 19.033′ N, 90° 9.822′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the
Sylvandell Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 14, 2019
2. Sylvandell Marker (reverse)
intersection of St Mary Street and Pinehurst Street, on the right when traveling north on St Mary Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: St Mary Street, Jackson MS 39202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charge of the 2nd Michigan (approx. mile away); Belhaven Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eudora Welty House (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Eudora Welty House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eudora Welty (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belhaven University (approx. 0.4 miles away); Shady Nook (approx. half a mile away); The Jackson Volcano (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Regarding Sylvandell. The gateway female nymph statue purportedly sits in the driveway just a few houses south from the marker (the male statue is missing – the Belhaven Improvement Association will give a reward to anyone who can locate it!).
 
Also see . . .  Sylvandell: More than a Myth. (Submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyArchitectureNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
View of the Sylvandell Marker and area homes. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 14, 2019
3. View of the Sylvandell Marker and area homes.
 
More. Search the internet for Sylvandell.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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