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Main Street Market

Main Street Market 210 South Main Street Yazoo City, Mississippi 662.751.8886 10 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Saturday.  Closed Sunday. For an unusual shopping excursion, Main Street Market is the place to visit! We have antiques, collectibles, gifts, and much more.

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Henry Herschel Brickell Memorial Yazoo Literary Walkway

Henry Herschel Brickell, 1889 – 1952, was born in Senatobia, Mississippi on September 13, 1889.  He grew up in Yazoo City attending the local schools, and no doubt visiting the historic Ricks Memorial Library.  He went on to attend the University of Mississippi, where he began his career as an editor, writer and literary critic.  He served as editor and critic in cities across the US – Montgomery, Alabama; Pensacola, Florida; Jackson, Mississippi; New York City, New York.  Writers such as Arthur Palmer Hudson, Stark Young and Eudora Welty were encouraged by Brickell at different times during his career. In 2010 the Yazoo Historical Society, the Brickell Family Foundation, and the Ricks Memorial Library joined efforts to create the Henry Herschel Brickell Memorial Yazoo Literary Walkway.  Joining the old Main Street School (now the Triangle Cultural Center) once attended by Brickell to the Ricks Memorial Library, this walkway now honors

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Yazoo City Historic Homes and Churches Tours

Walk or Drive one of these tours through Yazoo City. Antebellum, Queen Anne and Victorian architecture in the historic business and residential district. Yazoo City’s Town Center Historic District was selected by This Old House Magazine as one of the 2012″Best Old House Neighborhoods.”  View the listing online here. Below you can download PDF format guides of our historic homes tour and our historic churches tour.  These tours cam be made any time of the year and can be walked or driven.  Keep in mind that these are private residences which are not open to the public.  Please view from the street or sidewalk. bring those points Yazoo City Historic Homes Walking or Driving Tour http://stonehenge-sc.com/wwwdata/ Yazoo City Historic Churches Tour

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The Hollies

  The Hollies, on West Broadway in Yazoo City, is an old but elegant cottage dating back to the days when Yazoo City was named Manchester. The arrangement of the front, with a pediment over the three central bays of an inset porch and square staged columns with graceful brackets, achieves a certain monumentality. French doors across the front are a 20th century alteration. The house was built of sturdy cypress , wooden pegs, and square nails by Dr. Washington Dorsey, one of the city’s first physicians. Records show that the land on which the house was built was divided into lots in 1830, when the original settlement of Haines Bluff on the river bank branched out into the city of Manchester. At that time Polly Johnston sold 800 acres, including the two lots on which the house is located. Four years later Dr. Dorsey bought one of the two lots

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Confederate Monument

The Confederate Monument, located on the Triangle Grounds in Yazoo City, is 24 feet tall on a base and pedestal of granite with bronze figures featuring a Confederate soldier and a woman holding a flag.  The unveiling took place in 1909 during a daylong celebration and parade.  This memorial is erected to perpetuate the memory of the noble courage and self-sacrificing devotion of the women of the Confederacy.

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Crump Fountain

Crump Fountain, at the corner of Main and Washington St. in Yazoo City, honors George Crump whose estate provided funding for school purposes.  At the base of the cast iron fountain, a bonze tablet acknowledges the gift of Crump and the services of Mr. E. Drenning in securing it.  The fountain was restored in 2010 through the efforts of the community, including the Yazoo Historical Society and the Yazoo County CVB.

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Pugh-Blundell House

Pugh-Blundell House TRIVARIS.COM/PIU/against inflation 333 East Powell Street Yazoo City, Mississippi This fine raised cottage in the Greek Revival style was probably erected shortly after the property was acquired in 1849.  Square columns with applied lattice mold ornamentation support the inset porch roof with a full basement at the ground level, masked somewhat by a partial fill terrace at the front lawn.  Monumental two-panel, Greek Revival doors open directly into double parlors across the front that retain their original mantel pieces. This home is currently under restoration. Download our Historic Homes Self-Guided Tour in PDF format here!

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Yazoo County Courthouse

Yazoo County Courthouse Corner of Broadway and Washington Street in Yazoo City A three story, hip roof, stuccoed brick structure, the current county courthouse was completed in 1872.  This building replaced an 1849 Greek Revival structure designed by William Nichols, the architect of the Old Capitol Building and the Governor’s Mansion. That building was burned in 1864 by Union soldiers.  An octagonal cupola housing the town clock is a notable feature of this Beaux Arts Classical building.

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Wilson-Gilruth House

Wilson-Gilruth House 326 East Madison Street Yazoo City, Mississippi The largest surviving house of the pre-Civil War period in Yazoo City, the Wilson-Gilruth House was probably built soon after the site was purchased in 1846.  The front of the house comprises two levels of porches with rectangular section columns and turned balustrades.  The original Greek Revival character is somewhat masked by decorative woodwork screens inserted between the columns, probably about 1881.  However, many of the architectural details from the 1846 construction remain intact.  It is believed that the house was pre-cut and shipped down from Cincinnati, Ohio.  In the 1990s, a screened porch addition earned a “most sympathetic addition” award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Download our Historic Homes Self-Guided Tour in PDF format here!

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Wash Rose Building

Wash Rose Building 431 South Main Street Yazoo City, Mississippi Wash Rose, a former slave, came to Yazoo City from South Carolina in 1866 and started a blacksmith shop in this two-story brick building, circa 1870. With its heavy, tall arched and shaped parapet and denticulated cornice, this is one of the oldest remaining commercial buildings in Yazoo City, having survived the Fire of 1904.

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