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Jackson, MS 2005

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Rural King    1

Jackson, MS

Let me start off by saying this: WOW!!!!!!

Jackson is so awesome for a small city. I really was impressed by how clean, orderly, urban, and friendly the city was. Now it's certainly no urban Mecca, but it has very vibrant downtown which is bustling during the day. I doubt at night it's nearly as active and takes on the attributes of a much smaller sleepier city, but during the day it has a quite cosmopolitan feel downtown. I would suggest anyone who has the opportunity to stop in and visit this superb little city.

These photos were taken during a quick stop (1h 15min) on my way home from Louisiana.

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The Mississippi State Museum

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The Mississippi State Archives Building and the Mississippi State War Memorial

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Standard Oil Building

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This Mississippi state office tower strangely reminds me of a smaller version of State of Tennessee??s Snodgrass Office Tower.

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The Mississippi State Capitol is simply fanatastic!!

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A very impressive looking Mississippi state office tower.

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The very new and very nice Department of Transportation office tower. It is clear that funding does not seem to be an issue when it comes to Mississippi roads or the office tower that houses those who manage them.

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NCB    1

Great Pictures, Rural King! Thanks alot for posting all of them.

Jackson is certainly a supurb city, and everyone should check it out if the chance is available.

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Rural King    1

WOW!! The Marriot!!!

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The old Central High School, now the offices of the Department of Education.

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Hey what's that neat looking tower.........

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The really awesome old Greyhound Bus station.

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There's that tower again.......

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Gee golley!!!!! Real-life skyscrapers!!!! Several at that!!!

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Mmm..... the King Edward Hotel has seem much better days.:(

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The Standard Life Tower. I really like this tower? IMO it's a superb design and really fits the city well. I wish Memphis had this tower!!!! It would fit in so well there too.

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Isn't the Standard Life Tower just awesome!!!!

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Jackson Central Post Office

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Governor's Mansion

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The other gem of Jackson, Mississippi, The Lamar Life Insurance Building!! I thought it would be a good image to end the thread on.

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So I hope everyone enjoyed the thread!!!

12:19 Oct 23 Edit: Had to split the thread to edit some typos, could not remerge it.

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ironchapman    1

It's been a few years since I last saw Jackson, MS (my dad grew up along the coast Mississippi, so we'd go to Jackson for a day or so whenever we went down there). A lot of it is just the same as I remember, going by these pictures. Beautiful town.

Thanks for posting the pics, they were great. :) Those roads need a little work done on them.

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asonj23    0

Great pics! Never been but should definitely pay them a visit.

I noticed the flags here are at half-mast. Maybe in respect of the Katrina Victims?

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Rural King    1

Great pics! Never been but should definitely pay them a visit.

I noticed the flags here are at half-mast. Maybe in respect of the Katrina Victims?

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Actually this was back at the first of the year during the winter. I don't remember why they were at half staff off hand.

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I'd love to see some pictures during the summer. Jackson seems to have a lot of trees in its DT, and I'm sure that looks really nice when they're all full of leaves.

BTW, I'm sure the flags were at half staff due to the tsunami in Asia.

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alon504    0

Sweet Thread...I like everything about Jackson, but, the traffic. It's downright dangerous when I-55 meets I-20. But, I really like Jackson. I have family that lives in Brandon.

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richyb83    960

Jackson has seemed to do better keeping it's older/historical bldgs than alot of other cities similar in size. I like the Marriott in the middle of downtown ! Jackson has a nice ,compact downtown area ! Still hard to believe being Mississippi's largest city,it does not have the State's tallest building.

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tombarnes    0

The tallest buildings in the state were in Jackson. Only the advent of casinos elsewhere prompted the building of taller structures in Biloxi and Tunica.

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tombarnes    0

The Governor's Mansion is a very handsome building. The interior is notable for its proportion and detail as well. The first floor is open for tours several times a week, if not daily.

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prahaboheme    672

I was in Jackson for the first time in December, just stopped through for a night on my way to New Orleans and loved it. Its much more hip than I could have imagined--we ate at a really cool Greek restaurant just outside of the CBD and went to a coffee shop further up the main road which was packed. I got a great vibe from the city.

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brewers0048    0

I had a chance to visit Jackson a couple weeks ago. I was really impressed with the city and plan to do my internship there. I took some pics and as soon as I figure out how to post them, I will.

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