Koestler Bakery's Christmas Tree Lane

Koestler Bakery's Christmas Tree Lane (HM1YQE)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 21.135', W 90° 53'

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In May 1908, Leo C. Koestler opened Koestler's Bakery on Washington at Belmont Street. The first ovens were coal fired and "Mello-Toast Bread" was delivered to households by a horse-drawn dray.

In about 1918, Leo became the first in the state to deliver in a motor truck, a Studebaker, and to sell bread wholesale in Vicksburg, the Mississippi Delta, and east Louisiana, to wrap bread, and to install a slicing machine.

In 1919, a new bakery was constructed at Washington and Bridge streets and then in 1949, the building in the mural was constructed at Clay and Hossley streets.

Leo died in 1923, leaving the bakery to his children Charles, Leo, Luke, Ann, and Marguerite.

The Koestler's believed in giving back to the community and in 1949, this commitment resulted in one of Vicksburg's most enduring memories. Christmas Tree Lane. The bakery lawn was decorated with evergreen trees and then evolved into the scene above.

Charles H. Koestler, Jr., built the snowman and, along with family and employees, decorated the lawn every year.

While the bakery closed in 1975, the memory of Christmas Tree lives on in the minds of members of the family and brings smiles to all who came.

Sponsored by The Koestler family and friends in memory of Leo C., Charles H. Sr., Leo, Luke, Ann and Marguerite Koestler, the Koestler family, and former Koestler Bakery employees.
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HM NumberHM1YQE
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699181 N 3581450
Decimal Degrees32.35225000, -90.88333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.135', W 90° 53'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 8.1" N, 90° 53' 0" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000-1098 Levee St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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