Blue Roof

Blue Roof (HM26D6)

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

N 32° 20.435', W 90° 52.755'

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—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

The Feld House

The Feld House is one of the most architecturally significant residences of early 20th Century in Mississippi. The home was constructed in 1913 by Hannah B. Fishell, widow of Alfred Fishell, a
prominent Vicksburg businessman. Furniture store owners Maurice and Juliet Feld purchased the home in 1929 and their name has stayed with the home ever since.

The Carriage Step

The carriage step in front of the house has B.W. Griffith's (1851-1931) name on it. The step was used to help ladies step up into carriages. Griffith was the mayor of Vicksburg from 1905 to 1909 and the president of First National Bank.

Gold Medal Flour
Cadwallader Washburn, a Union major general, was stationed at Vicksburg during the siege. After the Civil War he started a grain milling company. He entered his flour in the international millers' competition and won the "Gold Medal". Washburn renamed his flour "Gold Medal Flour" which is still being sold today. After selling the Washburn, Crosby Milling Company, which later became General Mills, he was elected Governor of Wisconsin in 1872.


Interesting Fact:
47 men who served in Vicksburg during the Civil War were later elected to serve as governors in 27 different states!

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Monument



in honor of Major General Cadwallader C. Washburn in the Vicksburg National Military Park
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HM NumberHM26D6
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Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699591 N 3580164
Decimal Degrees32.34058333, -90.87925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.435', W 90° 52.755'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 26.1" N, 90° 52' 45.3" 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 2108 Cherry St, Vicksburg MS 39180, US
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