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City seeking federal assistance for Threefoot

MERIDIAN — Harsh economic times have stymied efforts to restore Meridian’s Threefoot Building, a 16-story art deco structure now listed as one of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places. Built by a prominent family in the 1920s, the building is one of only three art deco skyscrapers in Mississippi. Mayor Cheri Barry and officials with the state Department of Archives and ...

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Commission tosses Ceres renovation plan

VICKSBURG — An offer to renovate the old plantation house at Ceres has been rejected as Warren County Port Commission members took two offers to demolish the structure under advisement. By unanimous vote, the commission chose to consider a $23,500 offer from Vicksburg-based Buford Construction and one for $24,184 from Madison-based Bulldog Construction. Under both, the house, parts of which ...

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Historic depot given to Commission

GREENVILLE — The Illinois-Central Railroad depot has been donated to the Washington County/Greenville Joint Historic Preservation Commission. The depot is currently owned by the Genesee and Wyoming Inc., which operates short line and regional freight railroads in the United States, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands. Walley Morse, secretary of the Preservation Commission, says the depot will become the headquarters for ...

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