Real Estate in Meridian, Mississippi

By Raven Petty on May 8, 2011 at 2:57 pm EST
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PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Adkins

Meridian's real estate options, which include nine historic districts, overflow with history and architecture while maintaining a convenient quality of life for residents.

West End Historic District

The West End Historic District consists mostly of residences dating from 1890-1910, but buildings built before and after the dates complement the area. West End represents Meridian's rise to become Mississippi's largest city after its destruction during the Civil War.

Urban Center Historic District

Created in 1979, the Meridian Urban Center Historic District reflects a fire district from 1872. Success of commercial businesses built on railroading helped to create late 19th-century and early 20th-century architectural styles from Italianate row buildings to an Art Deco skyscraper.

East End

East End Historic District houses a large collection of late 19th-century and early 20th-century Queen Anne/Colonial Revival cottages that represent Meridian's own “Golden Age”. Repetitive in design, these cottages are an example of how contractors kept up with the growing housing demands at the time.

Mid-Town Historic District

These 20th-century residences display the success of the city's wealthy industrialists, professionals and merchants, as well as the working class. These homes are associated with the growth during the start of the century when Meridian was the center of the railroad economy.

Union Station

The Union Station Historic District dates from 1885-1905 and the name replaced the Depot Historic District name in 2000. Although the area was mostly residential, an industrial complex developed around the area. The district houses Union Station, Terminal Hotel, General Supply Company and the Soule' Steam Feed complex. 

Merrehope Historic District 

The Merrehope Historic District development began after the Civil War, but was divided by city founder John T. Ball in 1853. Merrehope represents the economic and housing boom that Meridian faced, with houses dating from 1860-1940.

Highlands Historic District

Originally known as Missouri Ridge, this location housed Union soldiers during the Civil War. The area developed due to the expansion of the rail car line, which provided transportation availability to the city.

Poplar Springs Historic District

The Poplar Springs Historic District is a prime example of Meridian's growth at the turn of the 20th century and pre-Depression era. Homes styles range from Queen Ann and Arts-and-Crafts-style bungalows to Mission-style homes.

Downtown Meridian

The Downtown Meridian District, located in the center of the city, is bursting with historic architecture. City officials continue with revitalization efforts – apartments and condominiums are being integrated to partner with new restaurants and shopping opportunities.

Rosenbaum Condos were renovated and provide residents with close proximity to amenities and covered parking. Once a nearly abandoned apartment complex, the Front Apartments were remodeled to include hardwood floors and large windows.

Many businesses reside in the downtown area giving residents a number of places to eat, shop and play – some have been in the district for more than 100 years.

Find out more on living in the Meridian, MS area.

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