Sky Parlor Hill

Sky Parlor Hill (HM2691)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39180 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 20.945', W 90° 52.943'

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—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

This area was originally Sky Parlor Hill. During the Civil War, locals entrapped by the Siege (1863), would gather here to watch the battles between Confederate and Union forces. This is depicted in the painting "From Sky Parlor Hill" along with the original St. Paul Catholic Church.

Saint Paul Catholic Church

The original Saint Paul building, built in 1849, was damaged beyond repair by the tornado of 1953. The new Saint Paul building was completed in 1957.

Growing and Building
In 1894 Sky Parlor Hill was removed to build a new Post Office and Customs House for the growing city. William Alfred Freret, former Confederate soldier, designed the building along with many others including the Old Louisiana State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

Taming Rivers

Currently the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River Commission and Mississippi Valley Division use this building as their headquarters. The Mississippi River Commission manages the Mississippi River drainage basin that covers 41 percent of the continental United States.
HM NumberHM2691
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 699278 N 3581101
Decimal Degrees32.34908333, -90.88238333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.945', W 90° 52.943'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 56.7" N, 90° 52' 56.58" W
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Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1400 US-61 BUS, Vicksburg MS 39180, US
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