Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Capitol Street in color: 2 of 3

The old part of downtown Jackson on Capitol is like stepping back in time. From the neon signage of Peoples Cafe to the tilework outside of the Bon-Ton Cafe, this at one time was THE place to shop and dine in Jackson. The stained glass windows still intact at Bourgeios Jewelers are incredible in themselves. And where else are you going to find a billboard for a collateral bank? That's what they used to call pawn shops back in the old days.

Top photo: The Cohen Bros. store features two signs, one vertical and another horizontal. I took this photo two weekends ago. I went back this past weekend and most of the horizontal Cohen Bros. sign had already been knocked out. What a pity. I am glad I took my photos when I did.

Part 1 of this series is below. Scroll down, please, if you would like to see it.


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  2. Marty, that comment sounded a little harsh. I was on my preservationist bandwagon. I'm just thankful you captured these shots before they disappear forever. What a shame that a once fashionable area has been allowed to slip into decline that way. But I guess one can always hope that someone sees the light and does something about it before it's entirely too late. I've fought this battle in other places, and it's never easy.