Missing Angels

Missing Angels (HM2690)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39180 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 20.946', W 90° 52.942'

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—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

City Hall

In 1903 Vicksburg was the largest city in Mississippi. James Riley Gordon, a famous architect, designed the booming town a new "City Hall" that was built for $50,000. Gordon also designed the Arizona State Capitol, at least 20 county courthouses, and many other large structures across the United States. After a dispute with the contractor, who left town, the city attorney and police chief had to break into the building to claim Vicksburg's new "City Hall". Today, this building is still used for its original purpose as Vicksburg's City Hall. In 1940, during renovations, the front of the building was enclosed to gain needed office space.

Lost???

Vicksburg's beautiful city hall was originally topped with three beautiful, detailed heralding angels. During the tornado of 1953, the angels were blown off and supposedly "lost". Rumors and tales abound locally about these "lost" angels and who might have them or where they are located.

Disaster

A massive tornado hit Vicksburg at 5:35 Saturday evening, December 5, 1953. The tornado, with a path of 500 yards wide and 7 miles long, left 38 dead, over 270 injured and 1,200 homeless. The storm totally destroyed four city blocks and almost every building and home in downtown Vicksburg received damage. The 1953 damage



estimate was 25 million dollars.
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HM NumberHM2690
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Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699279 N 3581102
Decimal Degrees32.34910000, -90.88236667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.946', W 90° 52.942'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 56.76" N, 90° 52' 56.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1398 US-61 BUS, Vicksburg MS 39180, US
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