Mississippi Capitol Region

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Description

This postcard feature a color illustration of the Old Ladies Home in Jackson, Mississippi, a two story, red brick building with white columns, trim, and railings. Bushes, trees, and sidewalks are on the grounds in front of the building. Chartered in 1902, constructed in 1908, the Old Ladies Home was long a Jackson landmark. This hand-colored image reveals structural additions to the original building. In 1902 Samuel Livingston gave 2 acres between Livingston Park and Cedarlawn Cemetery for the site of the Old Ladies Home. The women of Mississippi raised the money, and the building was completed in 1908. It was a magnificent 2-story brick building lighted by electricity, immediately on the street car line, and accommodating 40 aged women. Additions were made through the years to house more ladies, but by 1987 the Home was found unsafe and the residents moved elsewhere. The building was razed in 1991. The title of the card is printed in red along the upper edge of the image.

Publisher

S. H. Kress and Co.

Subjects

Postcards; Nursing homes

Keywords

retirement homes; Jackson, MS

Geographic Location

Jackson, (Miss.)

Object Type

image

Format (original)

postcard

Format (digital)

PDF

Digital ID

MFM_MSS_837_Postcard-Old-Ladies-Home-Jackson_001

Source

Mississippi State University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Manuscripts Unit, Lucius Marion Lampton, MD Historical Images Collection, Mississippiana Collection, Postcard/Photographs, Box 4, Mississippi Capitol Region

Repository

Manuscripts

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version)

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.MSState.edu.

Old Ladies Home, Jackson, Mississippi

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