This area in downtown Jackson stretches from Amite Street to Fortification Street and from Mill Street to Lamar. For more ... More
Farish Street Historical District
This area in downtown Jackson stretches from Amite Street to Fortification Street and from Mill Street to Lamar. For more than 100 years, this 125-acre spread has served as the unofficial center of black culture in Mississippi's capital. The neighborhood is home to both residences and businesses, and many of its historic buildings have been in continuous use for more than a century. Farish Street was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 as a neighborhood and contains almost 700 individually recognized Historic Places within its parameters.
This is one of the few places that the capital has nothing to offer. Nightlife is dead unless you want to be shot at while going to or while in the club. After a fun filled night of dodging bullets, you have a wonderful prize waiting for you. (At least you hope you do) You make a mad dash for your car, fumble for your keys only to realize, ooops someone busted your
window out to get you phone charger. Don't stop in Jackson. Memphis, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, and even Meridian(the original state capital) all have more to offer with less crime.
I understand you may have had an experience that was less than pleasurable, however things are changing some now. The most important thing is the history of this place. Back in the 50's My father Wally Deane and many more were a part of Trumpet/Globe records and the story of Lillian McMurry. What s success story. One that will be remembered forever! One of the most influencial recording studios in history. North Farish was the place to be. Its all in how you look at things.
Wally Deane - Cool Cool Daddy