Vickburg's Commercial CenterWashington Street became the commercial center of Vicksburg in 1839 when a fire destroyed the downtown area on Main Street. This scene, c.1912 shows the 1400 block looking north toward the Yazoo Canal. In the early 20th century, Vicksburg was the state's chief commercial and banking center. On Washington Street, one could purchase any necessity, service, or luxury desired. In the 1400 block alone, retailers offered groceries, candy, ice cream, liquor, tobacco, business machines, clothing, shoes, furniture, stoves, and pharmaceuticals. Services were provided by tailors, barbers, doctors, advertising agents, printers, banks, and restaurants. Two movie theaters featured the latest films. Residents came downtown by trolleys that plied more than ten miles of track. The trolley in the foreground has the sides removed for summer.
|Placed By||The City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 699135 N 3581325|
|Decimal Degrees||32.35113333, -90.88385000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 21.068', W 90° 53.031'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 21' 4.08" N, 90° 53' 1.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1200-1298 Levee St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US|
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