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1905–1906, Frank Pierce Milburn; 1997 addition and rehabilitation. 1901 Front St.

The Union Station and adjacent Railway Express Agency building were constructed in 1905–1906. A four-railroad consortium calling itself the Meridian Terminal Company built the Mission Revival station to the designs of Southern Railway Company architect Milburn. Most of it has been demolished, but the easternmost portion was rehabilitated in 1997, and a sympathetic replacement for what had been removed was built as a railroad and bus terminal. To accommodate rail passengers, Meridian once had ten downtown hotels, the oldest being the much altered Culpepper Hotel (c. 1870) at 2120 Front Street and the largest being the Lamar (see EM7), which is now the courthouse annex.

Writing Credits

Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller


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Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller, "UNION STATION", [Meridian, Mississippi], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Mississippi, Jennifer V. O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio. With Mary Warren Miller. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2021, 219-220.

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