The Vicksburg Garden Clubs and Planters Hall

The Vicksburg Garden Clubs and Planters Hall (HM1YRG)

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

N 32° 21.119', W 90° 53.007'

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Vicksburg's first Garden Club was founded by Hester Craig Flowers in 1931 to "further the interest in home flower gardens and general beautification of the city."

By 1943, membership had grown to a point that the members were divided into twelve clubs with an overall council. Accomplishments included the establishment of the "Vicksburg Historical Tours" (now called Pilgrimage), beautification projects that added flowering trees, shrubs and garden areas throughout the city, educational programs to foster the love of gardening in the young, and the preservation of Planters Hall.

Built in 1834 as the Planters Bank, this Greek Revival building housed the bank and living quarters for its president until 1842, when the bank failed.

In 1956 the Vicksburg Council of Garden Clubs purchased the building and raised funds for its restoration. They furnished it with antiques and for the next 40 years used it as a tour home and garden club center.

Seated at the table in the mural are three members from the Vicksburg Garden Clubs who each became the president of the Garden Clubs of Mississippi. They are Hester Flowers, Fannie Peeples, and Clyde Everett.

Sponsored by the Garden Clubs of Vicksburg
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HM NumberHM1YRG
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699171 N 3581420
Decimal Degrees32.35198333, -90.88345000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.119', W 90° 53.007'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 7.14" N, 90° 53' 0.42" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1298 Levee St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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