Friday, June 21, 2019

Flashback Friday: From Von Seutter to The Faulkner

The Faulkner opens next week.  Built by Dr. Carl Von Suetter, the building on East Capitol Street has been around for over 100 years.  Today's edition of Flashback Friday takes a look at the Von Seutter family.  The Faulkner began as Dr. Von Suetter's Jewelry Emporium.  The Von Seutter family is intertwined with the history of Jackson.  Take a look.

The first mention of the store is in a 1906 edition of the Daily Clarion.  Carl Von Seutter operated a Jewelry Emporium. 

A 1913 edition showed the building as it first stood proudly on East Capitol Street.

He sold the jewelry store in 1918 to an employee, John Carter (Yes, THAT Carter jeweler.) Mr. Von Seutter eventually passed away but his estate did not die peacefully with Mr. Von Seutter.

A 1958 story provided some more information on the fascinating Von Seutter history.

The jewelry store eventually became Carter Jewelers.

Dr. Von Seutter was quite the Renaissance man.  Seen panorama of Jackson's skyline in the 1800's?  Dr. Von Seutter took the photographs.

His son purchased and renovated the historic Gibbs-Von Seutter home in Raymond as well.

One last note.  The Foxes in Canton are descendants of the Von Seutters.  


Unknown said...

There was a Dr. Carl von Suetter that was an Optometrist in Magee, MS several years ago.............were thy kin to the ones in the Jackson article?

Madison Rulz said...

That’s real interesting KF, but when are you going to write about Dr. Whatyamacallit and the Madison skyline?

Anonymous said...

A wedding venue in downtown Jackson with no parking? Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

WTH are you talking about 6:33? There are 2 parking garages a block away and ample on street parking, especially on weekends.

Gambler53 said...

@10:30 pm: Yes, the Carl von Seutter in Magee grew up in Bellhaven and was a good friend of my father.

A. R/C modeler said...

Dr. Carl von Seutter from Magee was a fine fellow. I flew radio controlled model airplanes with him for several years. Always had a smile, always in a good mood. He was a master craftsman in the hobby; you could always determine a model airplane he built as he would finish them off with a hand carved bust of the pilot. Absolute folk art. I've still got a couple of his old models and cherish them for the man that was a dear friend of my Dad and myself.

Anonymous said... Jackson has changed for the worse. Very good people had honorable intentions and look what our fine city has become today with the radicalization similar to a third world country. I hope Buddy Faulkner and his Family do well and wish people would have a positive attitude toward someone trying to make a change in the city because who is running it now sure isn’t!

coffee and cornbread said...

I knew the Fox family well and worked st Cole bros & fox for a while in Canton. Mr and Mrs Fox were good people. I never knew they had ties to so much Jackson history. Very cool.

Anonymous said...

7:06, walking in downtown Jackson to and in a dark parking garage at night from a wedding reception/event when you can have the same type event at several venues safely in Rankin and Madison County does not bode well for a business model. If you don't believe it, ask the security guards at the Governor's mansion.

Anonymous said...

Being caught downtown after dark is asking to become a crime victim. Only dope fiends and unfamiliar visitors from out of state are foolhardy enough to do so.

Kingfish said...

Some of you just don't know when to let it go.

Anonymous said...

The Faulkner ... hmm. Has a nice ring to it. Wonder if it has to do with The Fondren.

Anonymous said...

Crime is everywhere. You're living in Fantasy Land if you think your wife and kids can't get carjacked at Rennaisance or Dogwood Festival. Go ahead and pile on Jackson. We can wait for our turn. We won't be waiting for long.

Anonymous said...

419, 638 - have you walked anywhere in downtown Jackson in the last ten years? Based on your comments, I assume not. That being the case, STFU and comment about things you might actually know something about. Plenty of us reasonable, intelligent, WASPS walk in downtown Jackson routinely. And you know what - have never been shot. Or assaulted. Or killed. Or whatever the hell it is that you seem to think is awaiting you on Capitol Street, before or after dark.

Frankly it's fine with me if yall keep your scardy white assess locked up in your stucco neighborhoods north of County Line or East of the mighty Pearl. I realize though that I55 South and Lakeland Drive West, along with 49 North will still be bumper to bumper every morning as your neighbors are driving in to work in downtown Jackson. Yall just stay home, you hear?

Anonymous said...

4:42pm. Yea. Say all you wish but numbers don’t lie. I will take my Madison chances of being a violent crime victim over yours in Jacktown any day.

Anonymous said...

Is anyone keeping a running total of Flowood or Pearl's annual murder rate? You could total up the last decade for Rankin County and the sum would be less than Jackson's annual total for murder. And that doesn't include all the other felonies like rape and robbery.

Denial isn't just a river in Egypt.

I do appreciate JJ reminding us about all the nice things that have taken from us in the name of egalitarianism.

Anonymous said...

4:42 - what those scardy people don't realize that without the economic engine of Jackson with it's government jobs, banking, insurance, law, buying power etc. etc. etc, they would be living in shotgun shacks with tin roofs and still farming Reunion and Bridgewater.

Anonymous said...

Attn 4:42 pm. You obviously are another good reason to avoid downtown Jackson.

Anonymous said...

At least I have water in my stucco neighborhood

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