Friday, July 16, 2021

Flashback Friday

 First National Bank of Jackson once offered a set of six special glasses as part of its 75th anniversary serving Jackson. 

A Jackson landmark was etched on each glass: State Capitol building, Old Capitol Museum, Municipal Airport,  First National Bank Building (Trustmark Building), Jackson City Hall, and the Coliseum. 

So let's play a little game.  If you were going to offer six such glasses today, what landmarks would you choose from the Jackson area?  The fountain at Renaissance would probably be a good start.  What are your suggestions? 

Oh, don't bother with smartass or burbs v. Jackson answers.  Those comments won't be approved.  Suggest away.


Anonymous said...

I have that set of glasses in my office. I'll email you a picture of them Monday if you like. Thanks for posting that.

Anonymous said...

Civil Rights Museum
Trustmark Park
Thalia Mara

Anonymous said...

Convention Center, Braves Stadium, William Winter MDAH Building, Pinnacle Building, governors mansion, new 1906 Capitol building

Anonymous said...

The James Observatory on the Millsaps campus is an iconic Jackson landmark. It's located near the corner of West Street and Woodrow Wilson.

Anonymous said...

I found a blog that contains the Michael Baker Jackson/2039 report referenced on the Botton right (hat tip to "A Slice of Frank's Life"). We still have 18 years to get our house in order.

Anonymous said...

Capitol Building
Blair E. Bateson Hospital
St. D Hospital
Washington Monument - Ridgeland
Hilton - County Line Rd.

Anonymous said...

The Metrocenter Mall circa 1978 spring
Opening night in the glass elevator at center court over the water fall!!

Anonymous said...

The more interesting part of that ad is in the lower right corner — the model of what the bold new city will look like in 2039.

Anonymous said...

The Sikh Temple

Anonymous said...

The District
The Barrington
McRae House on state
Archives Building

Anonymous said...

Loved reading the Baker report. Annual income of nearly $20,000 a year will provide for a vibrant economy. The Pearl river navigable from the Gulf to Jackson, lined with industry.

Burke said...

First, make sure that the Trustmark Bank building is NOT included.

One could get three landmarks from the next block east: the Lamar Life building (unbelievably excluded in 1964!), the Governor's Mansion and St. Andrew's Cathedral.

Keep the two Capitol buildings, and add the Alamo theater.

There are many other possibilities, but most are too recent to justify "landmark" status; for example, the Two Museums.

Anonymous said...

Six new ones:

1. The Mayflower

2. Memorial Stadium

3. The Standard Life Building

4. The 1940s Hawkins Field Terminal

5. The High Street National Guard Armory

6. The King Edward Hotel

More to come if requested.

Don Drane said...

This won't be published, but, Renaissance is nowhere near Jackson. But, I would suggest the old standards like Green Derby, Crechales, Calvary Baptist Church, Primos on State Street (the original), The original Fowler Buick, an old image of the State Fair lit up at night (if possible).

Anonymous said...

Malaco Records, the mayflower, Bailey, bebop records

Macy Hanson said...

@9:53, I would love to see a photo of your set. Do you know anyone with a set for sale?

Anonymous said...

The original Primos was across the street from the old Post Office on Capitol St. I know.........I worked there under Pop Primos in 1943.

Anonymous said...

1. The Elite restaurant
2. The Lamar restaurant
3. The Monkey Island Castle at the Zoo
4. The Sun & Sand motel
5. The old Greyhound Bus station.
6. The monument to Dutch pilots buried at Cedar Lawn Cemetery.

Anonymous said...

@Macy Hanson I just emailed a picture to Kingfish, I'm a little late. Maybe he will post it. I've never seen another set, this one was my parents. They must have opened an account just before they were married.

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