Update: We stopped by recently & the new owner was there. He'd just bought it & plans on tearing down the studio that was added on back in the 70's. It's in really bad shape anyway. He said he's thinking about turning the old building into an apartment. We suggested an Air BnB. The original building, the one that looks like an old Philco radio, was the transmission station. The actual studio was at the Lamar Life, now Standard Life, building downtown. This was Mississippi's second radio station, but Jackson's first. It began broadcasting in 1929. The first radio station in Mississippi operated out of Vicksburg, 44 miles due west of Jackson. WQBC was an AM broadcasting station licensed on 1420 kHz on October 24, 1927.
Mississippi brick plant to close, lay off 79 workers Published: Jan. 26, 2007 at 7:10 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2007 at 1:08 AM CST (Macon, Miss.-AP) January 26, 2007 - An Atlanta-based company that has a plant in South Carolina says it will shut down a Mississippi facility this spring. Boral Bricks Incorporated says it will shut down its Macon plant on March 31st, idling 79 workers. Plant manager Pete Papas says the decision to shut down comes in response to a slowdown in the national brick sales market. Papas says the company has no plans to relocate the plant.
Old Forgoten Sugar Mill
Who knew?! This was a Canadian-American Sugar Refining Company. This appeals to my own heritage. They chartered the Kenilworth Warehousing Company to run it. All I have been able to find on the internet is this 1916 article from The Louisiana Planter and Sugar Manufacturer newspaper. The place was a lot larger than I had anticipated. Most of the structures are gone, but the large concrete ones remain along with one really tall stack & a what I think was referred to as a clarifier. Not nearly as tall, but it cycled the sugar down in a cone that lead to a tank. A portable tank I believe.
Market Street Power Plant
The Market Street Power Plant is a defunct early 20th Century power plant in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is located along the Mississippi River just upriver of the Crescent City Connection and Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The plant was constructed in 1905 and last produced power in 1973 when it was part of New Orleans Public Service, Inc. In early 2007, Entergy New Orleans sold the plant and surrounding property to Market Street Properties LLC for $10 million.
Mills Family Coca-Cola
“The two-story brick bottling plant following guidelines of the Coca-Cola Bottlers for ‘Bottling Plant No. 3.’ Decorative cast-stone panels feature contoured Coca-Cola Bottle and honeysuckle leaf. Operated by the Mills Family for 75 years until the business was sold to Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Building later housed commercial offices. Vacant since 2001 and impacted by water infiltration.” ~ Bogalusa Daily News
Part of the New England based company, Necco in Thibodaux opened in 1964 & closed its doors in 2003 or 2006. I read '03, but saw a claendar inside dated '06. I'd hoped for more inside, but it's really just an empty building now. Here's a great article from the area. ~ https://www.houmatoday.com/article/DA/20060724/Business/608094843/HC/
The Charles Boldt Paper Mill was first built in 1920 and went into operation in 1921. The mill functioned by using rice straw from local farmers and was expected to be a big boost to the local economy. However, the mill closed after the Great Depression and has remained abandoned.
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Community members will gather Wednesday night to discuss whether the old Coca-Cola plant could be a new sign of hope for Highway 80. While redevelopment of the abandoned factory and warehouse space, which shut its doors in 2007, is still in the planning stages, the Jackson Community Design Center sees the space it now calls the old Cola plant, as an important development for Highway 80. "The Coca-Cola Bottling Company is a potential anchor and a prime candidate to begin an effort of renewal and revitalization on the Highway 80 corridor," the JCDC, an urban research laboratory at the Mississippi State School of Architecture's fifth-year Jackson Center, explained in a June 2010 post on its website. ~ JFP.ms