Highland Park (Meridian, Mississippi)

Lagoon in Highland Park
Israel A Marks (1913), by Allen George Newman
Historic Park sign
Historic Dentzel Carousel
Highland Park Dentzel Carousel
Ducks in the park

Historic park in Meridian, Mississippi, United States.

- Highland Park (Meridian, Mississippi)
Lagoon in Highland Park

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Meridian, Mississippi

Seventh largest city in the U.S. state of Mississippi, with a population of 41,148 at the 2010 census and an estimated population in 2018 of 36,347.

Seventh largest city in the U.S. state of Mississippi, with a population of 41,148 at the 2010 census and an estimated population in 2018 of 36,347.

A monument in Rose Hill Cemetery honoring Lewis A. Ragsdale, one of the founders of Meridian.
Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman fought and won the Battle of Meridian in 1864.
Downtown Meridian in the early 1900s (photo taken near intersection of 22nd Ave and 4th St looking north)
Meridian Union Station in the early 1900s
Looking into downtown Meridian from the 22nd Avenue Bridge in 2008. The Hotel Meridian was later demolished.
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Meridian City Hall after restoration efforts
Meridian City Council ward map
Meridian Museum of Art
The Riley Center, renovated in 2006
Hamasa Shrine Temple Theater
Dentzel Carousel in Highland Park
Upper lake at Bonita Lakes park
Okatibbee Lake
Meridian's Union Station
Highways in Meridian
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Meridian Community College has served the city since 1937
The headquarters of Meridian's only daily newspaper, The Meridian Star

Highland Park houses a museum which displays memorabilia of his life and career, as well as railroad equipment from the steam-engine era.

French old-fashioned carousel with stairs in La Rochelle

Carousel

Type of amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders.

Type of amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders.

French old-fashioned carousel with stairs in La Rochelle
Carousel feast at the Grand Place in Brussels in 1565 to mark the wedding of the Duke of Parma
The "Carousel" organised in the courtyard of the Tuileries Palace by Louis XIV in June, 1662 to celebrate the birth of his son and heir, the future Louis XV
Savage's amusement ride, Sea-On-Land, where the riders would pitch up and down as if they were on the sea. His "galloping horse" innovation is seen on carousels today.
Carousel built in 1905 by Gustav Dentzel which is still operational in Rochester, New York.
One of the carousels in Endicott, NY, West Endicott Park Carousel
A 1909 horse by Marcus Illions in the Coney Island style
1900 horse by Salvatore Cernigliaro for Dentzel in the Philadelphia style
Carousel horse by Allan Herschell Company in the Country Fair style
Dentzel Carousel, a National Historic Landmark in Meridian, Mississippi
Modern carousel in Brussels
A carousel at Linnanmäki in Helsinki, Finland
James Noyce & Sons' traditional "gallopers" at Nottingham Goose Fair in 1983
A 1920s C.W. Parker merry-go-round in Tucson, Arizona
Town Square Carrousel at Adventureland in Altoona, Iowa (Chance-Morgan). Also has a decorative crown for a top.
Mangels-Illions Carousel, after its 2000 restoration, on the grounds of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio
Richland Carrousel Park in Mansfield, Ohio is the first hand-carved indoor wooden carousel to be built and operated in the United States since the early 1930s
A traditional Merry-go-round in Covent Garden, London, August 2007
William F. Mangels Kiddie Galloping Horse Carrousel, c. 1935
Kennywood's Merry-Go-Round built by William H. Dentzel in 1926 for the World's Fair
Carousel at Nickelodeon Universe/Camp Snoopy at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota
King Arthur Carrousel Fantasyland, Disneyland, Anaheim, California (new version)
Forest Park Carousel all closed for the season, November 2009
A small hand-driven carousel in Portosín, Porto do Son
Central Park Carousel at Central Park in New York City
Former Venetian Carousel at Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey, which closed in 2016
Former Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel Number 15 at the Palisades Center in West Nyack, New York before it was removed and replaced by a Venetian Carousel in 2009
MOS Plaza Merry-go-round
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The world's only two-row stationary carousel built from an original Dentzel blueprint left in existence, the Highland Park Dentzel Carousel and Shelter Building, is located in Highland Park in Meridian, Mississippi.

Highland Park Dentzel Carousel in 2008

Highland Park Dentzel Carousel and Shelter Building

Highland Park Dentzel Carousel in 2008
Inside view of carousel

The Highland Park Dentzel Carousel and Shelter Building is a carousel and building in Highland Park in Meridian, Mississippi.

List of Mississippi Landmarks

List of Mississippi Landmarks officially nominated by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and approved by each county's chancery clerk.

List of Mississippi Landmarks officially nominated by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and approved by each county's chancery clerk.

Highland Park

Meridian's most visible icon, the Threefoot Building, was built in 1929.

History of Meridian, Mississippi

The history of Meridian, Mississippi begins in the early 19th century before European-American settlement.

The history of Meridian, Mississippi begins in the early 19th century before European-American settlement.

Meridian's most visible icon, the Threefoot Building, was built in 1929.
The area which is now Meridian was previously part of the Choctaw Nation.
A monument in Rose Hill Cemetery honoring Lewis A. Ragsdale, one of the founders of Meridian.
Choctaw Native American Jack Amos led rescue efforts to save drowning Confederate soldiers in the Chunky Creek Train Wreck of 1863.
Union General William Tecumseh Sherman
Postcard of downtown Meridian in its "golden age."
Wechsler School, the first brick public school for blacks in the state
Postcard of Meridian's Union Station, built in 1906
One of Meridian's Carnegie libraries is now the Meridian Museum of Art
The doughboy monument, erected after World War I to honor Meridianites lost in battle.
Meridian's Temple Theater
Meridian's Riley Center, renovated in 2006
The Threefoot Building, currently awaiting renovation.
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The most common stop for the streetcars during this era was Highland Park, located at the end of the 34th Avenue line.

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Historic districts in Meridian, Mississippi

There are nine historic districts in Meridian, Mississippi.

There are nine historic districts in Meridian, Mississippi.

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Looking down 16th Street
Looking down 35th Avenue
Downtown Meridian in the early 1900s
Looking from the 22nd Avenue Bridge into Downtown Meridian
Frank W. Williams Home
26th Street facing South
Looking down the street toward 2405 Poplar Springs Road
Dilapidated structures in the West End Historic District

The rail line it began on 8th Street, continued up 34th Avenue, then turned west between 19th and 20th Streets and continued into Highland Park, just outside the western boundary of the district.

Pasqualati-Haus

List of music museums

This worldwide list of music museums encompasses past and present museums that focus on musicians, musical instruments or other musical subjects.

This worldwide list of music museums encompasses past and present museums that focus on musicians, musical instruments or other musical subjects.

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Choir Organ Museum
Antonín Dvořák Museum, Prague
Villa Bertramka
Josephine Baker Museum
House Wahnfried
Mecklenburgisches Orgelmuseum
Handel House
Musical Instruments Museum, Markneukirchen
Philharmonic Society of Corfu
Melody World Wax Museum, Mysore
Museo Wagner, Venice
Bob Marley Museum
Belgium Organ Museum
C+B Museum – Grolloo
Beatles Museum – Alkmaar
Sound and Vision – Hilversum
Villa Lysøen
José Gullas Halad Museum
Museo de la Música Puertorriqueña
Museum of Music and Time
Museu de la Música de Barcelona
House-Museum of Concha Piquer
Museo del Baile Flamenco
ABBA: The Museum
Chimei Museum
Ennejma Ezzahra Palace
Muscle Shoals
Crystal Palace
Allman Brothers Museum
Delta Music Museum
Motown Museum
Louis Armstrong House
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Part of the Schuman Instrument Collection of the Southern Oregon University
Bayernhof Music Museum
Graceland
Birthplace of Country Music

Highland Park, dedicated to Jimmie Rodgers – Meridian

The Hiker (1904, cast 1912), North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island

Allen George Newman

American sculptor, best known for his statue "The Hiker".

American sculptor, best known for his statue "The Hiker".

The Hiker (1904, cast 1912), North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island
Spanish–American War Section, North Burial Ground, Providence, Rhode Island
The Triumph of Peace (1911), Atlanta, Georgia
Sacrifice (1922), World War I Memorial, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
General Sterling Price (1915), Price Park, Keytesville, Missouri
National Arts Club Valor Medal (1917)
Sheridan Monument (1910), Scranton, Pennsylvania
The Pioneer (c.1910), Ashland, Oregon
Women of the Confederacy Monument (1914–15), Jacksonville, Florida
Cardinal O'Connell Memorial Fountain (1918), Lowell, Massachusetts
The Doughboy (1921), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Daniel S. Dickinson (1924), Binghamton, New York
Col. Francis Cockrell (1915) at Vicksburg National Military Park

Israel A. Marks (bronze, 1913), Highland Park, Meridian, Mississippi

Threefoot Building in 2009

Threefoot Building

Historic office building located in downtown Meridian, Mississippi named after the Threefoot family who owned an operated a business in downtown Meridian during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Historic office building located in downtown Meridian, Mississippi named after the Threefoot family who owned an operated a business in downtown Meridian during the late 19th century and early 20th century.

Threefoot Building in 2009
Threefoot Festival 2009
Threefoot Building in 2018

In 2009 the festival was combined with the Arts in the Park Festival, previously held in early April at Bonita Lakes (and earlier at Highland Park), to create the Threefoot Festival.