Month: May 2011

Lost Mississippi: Jacksonian Highway Hotel/Lefleurs Restaurant

The Jacksonian Highway Hotel was built at 4800 Highway 51 North (later Interstate 55 North), in an area only just beginning to blossom with commercial development. Construction was begun in April 1955. George Wilkinson and his partners at Crestline Development (later known as the Athens Investment Company) set out to build something more than just another motel.

Two feet high and risin’

I had some other posts ready for this week, but yesterday I found myself obsessively checking around on various websites to see where the Mississippi River’s water was, and this brought to mind Johnny Cash’s song about the 1937 Flood,… Read More ›