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Farish Street Historical District

Farish Street, Jackson, MS 39202
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Interesting & Heaps of Potential

The City has spent a lot of money on street , paving and lighting improvements. Frankly, there’s... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
BORN-TO-ROLL
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Don't Risk Your Life

Very High Crime Area plagued with drugs, prostitution, murder, and carjackings. The police do not... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2018
Devildog126
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Wander around this historic neighborhood that runs from Amite Street across to Fortification Street and Mill Street to Lamar Street, to see old homes, shops and other buildings, many of which were built by former slaves whose descendants still live and work in the area.
  • Excellent6%
  • Very good9%
  • Average21%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible39%
27 Apr 2018
“Interesting & Heaps of Potential”
12 Jan 2018
“Don't Risk Your Life”
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Farish Street, Jackson, MS 39202
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

The City has spent a lot of money on street , paving and lighting improvements. Frankly, there’s not at this stage a lot going on but we felt the history of the area in every step we took. The Big Apple Inn has been featured,...More

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Reviewed January 12, 2018

Very High Crime Area plagued with drugs, prostitution, murder, and carjackings. The police do not actively patrol the area and everything is in disarray. The are has not been revitalized as it was promoted and it's an area people should just stay away from. Don't...More

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Reviewed May 19, 2017

Not know the history until after the fact, I drove through the Farish Street District after stopping for a snack at the Big Apple Inn. After researching the history I read that Farish Street was the economic hub for the black community of Jackson, MS...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2016

I really enjoyed this area. I stopped in some shops and learned even more about the area. The man in the shoe repair shop is a fountain of information, his shop has been there since the 1930s.

2  Thank Tim G
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Reviewed August 9, 2016

There are jewels on Farish street but the execution of the district's plan has been non existent. It reminds me of the neighborhoods up in the New England states. It takes $100.00 to get $10.00 worth of work done.

1  Thank Rickey B
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

There is so much of historical Jackson tied up in this place, but they continue to let it fall apart, and you do not want to be anywhere near here around sunset for fear of your lie.

1  Thank John Y
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is an area that was a booming commerce area for the African American population, it fell into rack and ruin and was to be redeveloped into an entertainment area but those plans fell apart under financial abuse of public and private funds. The area...More

3  Thank tbb603h
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Reviewed May 6, 2016

My colleague and I walked from the Old State Capital Museum to the current State Capital then on to this area on a circuitous route back to the King Edward Hilton Garden Inn. The Farish Street Historical District was labelled as such on street signs....More

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Reviewed April 20, 2016

I am not sure why this is listed as places to see. It is in a dangerous part of town and although there is a revival of the downtown buildings, there is nothing to see on this street. I work in the area and even...More

7  Thank KathyJx
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Reviewed March 31, 2016

boy i'm surprised I didn't get murdered here it looks like a dump. don't take your kids here, or anyone, or your worst enemy mate.

3  Thank Robert J
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