Not Just Any Old House
By JAMIE PATTERSON
The historic district of Yazoo City is among the top in the nation when it comes to old-house neighborhoods.
The district was among 51 spots in the entire country selected for This Old House’s fifth annual contest. Editors of the popular publication scouted thousands of neighborhoods looking for unique, tight-knit areas that hold architectural diversity, craftsmanship of the homes and a desire of preservation.
Yazoo City’s historic district landed on the radar with its period houses and local craftsmanship.
“Its downtown, rebuilt following the 1904 fire, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places,” reads This Old House article. “Known as the Town Center Historic District, its attractions include the new Downtown Marketplace, which boasts over 100 vendors, selling everything from artwork to casseroles, and Grace Hardware, a go-to spot for furniture custom-built by Mississippi craftsmen.”
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