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

Shady Nook

 
 
Shady Nook Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 14, 2019
1. Shady Nook Marker (front)
Inscription.  This building was once Belhaven's own full service gas station and general store, nicknamed by residents the "Shady Nook." It was originally built as a one-room structure ca. 1928 and then expanded in 1936 by architect A. Hays Town using Neoclassical design to create a full-service gas station with three distinct areas designed for gas, mechanics, and a car wash. Shady Nook closed in 1969 and was converted to office space by the Jackson architectural firm of Goodman and Mockbee in 1978.
 
Erected 2018 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° 18.941′ N, 90° 10.35′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of Poplar Boulevard and Hazel Street, on the right when traveling west on Poplar Boulevard. Touch for map. Now occupied by Henry Larose Realtors. Marker is at or near this postal address: 944 Poplar Boulevard, 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.
Reverse side of the Shady Nook Marker showing the former gas station. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 14, 2019
2. Reverse side of the Shady Nook Marker showing the former gas station.
The Jackson Volcano (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belhaven University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eudora Welty House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eudora Welty (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Eudora Welty House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kennington's Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jitney 14 (approx. mile away); Charge of the 2nd Michigan (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Sideboard blog - Sandy Nook. (Submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureNotable Buildings
 
Shady Nook Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 14, 2019
3. Shady Nook Marker
Now the Henry Larose Brokerage. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 14, 2019
4. Now the Henry Larose Brokerage.
 
More. Search the internet for Shady Nook.
 
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 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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