Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Downtown Hallmark

The Threefoot Building was built in 1929 and has 16 stories that tower over downtown Meridian. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. I looked around for a while until I found what I thought were more illustrative pictures of this remarkable building, the focal point of Meridian's skyline. It was disheartening to learn of its demise. That this elegant art deco masterpiece is being given new life is fortunate and, of course, an important component to downtown's revitalization. But, that it will become a mid-range Marriott property in its new life is quite a comedown from its former eminence. Click on to enlarge.   

I hope Meridian can generate and maintain sufficient business to support a 125 room Marriott Courtyard property .

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