Meridian

  

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You don't see much of Meridian from its busy highway shopping areas, but it actually has a number of old buildings from its heyday as a an industry leader in Mississippi that are being refurbished and re-purposed today.

Some of the refurbished art deco buildings in the historic downtown area of Meridian. More old art deco recently brightened up and reused. One of Meridian's claims to fame is being the birthplace of Jimmie Rodgers, father of country music.
Prior to its 1920s boom, Meridian had another heydey in the late 1800's and one remnant of that is Mississippi's oldest restaurant. The familiar shape of twin bridges over the Mighty Mississippi River.