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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25LZ_intersection-of-washington-and-south-union-streets_Natchez-MS.html
All four of the houses at this intersection were built before the Civil War, and three are associated with the family of Joseph Quegles, a Spaniard who settled in Natchez during the Spanish period (1779-1798).Four houses near the intersection reta…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25LY_intersection-of-main-and-north-pearl-streets_Natchez-MS.html
The 1927 Eola Hotel is the tallest building in downtown Natchez. Named for Eola Levy, the daughter of developer Isadore Levy, it became a center for social activity for the city. Celebrities who visited the hotel in the mid-1900s included Eleanor …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25LT_intersection-of-washington-and-south-commerce-streets_Natchez-MS.html
The present Temple B'nai Israel, built in 1904, replaced an 1870s temple that burned (pictured above). Both reflect the success of Jewish merchants after the Civil War. Jews lived in Natchez as early as the late 1700s, but their numbers grew in th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25LQ_smart-griffin-angelety-house-180-st-catherine-street_Natchez-MS.html
Ida McGuire Gillespie (left) and Odille Angelety grew up across the street from each other on St. Catherine Street and were lifelong friends. Odille never married and had a long distinguished career as a teacher at nearby Brumfield High School. An…
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Lettie Stanton, most likely born into slavery and possibly at Brandon Hall, had a stable relationship with cotton planter William Page, who never married anyone else and fathered her two daughters, heirs to the Page estate.Margaret Page, daughter …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23HU_road-to-fort-rosalie_Natchez-MS.html
In the early 1700s, a road began here and connected the Grand Village with the French colonial settlement on the Mississippi River bluff near what is now downtown Natchez.In 1723, French mapmaker Ignace Broutin produced a remarkably detailed map o…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2367_historic-plaza_Natchez-MS.html
The Natchez Indians used the open area between the Great Sun's Mound and the Temple Mound for religious and social ceremonies. In 1725, the funeral ceremonies for the Tattooed Serpent, brother of the Great Sun, were held on this plaza. Le Page D…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2360_zion-chapel-african-methodist-episcopal-church_Natchez-MS.html
Henry Gurney photographed Zion Chapel A.M.E. Church in 1866, the year the congregation bought the building built in 1858 as the Second Presbyterian Church. Zion Chapel had earlier purchased the Methodist Church that fronted Union Street between Ma…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM234Y_churches-in-the-st-catherine-street-neighborhood_Natchez-MS.html
The original appearance of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church is visible in a ca. 1930 historic photograph. The church featured corner towers crowned with domes.Mt. Sinai organized in 1913 and built the church soon afterwards. Like most historic African Ame…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM221O_a-remarkable-feat_Natchez-MS.html
Around 800 years ago, native peoples in this region began to transform a natural hill into what we call Emerald MoundThey followed a visionary plan and built this flat-topped sacred mound over perhaps 300 years. Covering eight acres, this remarkab…
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