Going Inside: Lefleur’s Restaurant, Jackson

On Wednesday, MissPres set a new record for most views in a day, 2,383, and most of that was on the strength of one post, Tom Barnes’ Lost Mississippi: Jacksonian Highway Hotel/Lefleurs Restaurant, originally published in May 2011. That post has garnered 2,638 views in just three days, and a little research showed me that the interest was coming mostly from one Facebook link on the group called “Restaurant History of Jackson, Mississippi“–clearly a very active group! A few comments on Facebook and on our own post asked about the earlier location of Lefleur’s Restaurant on President Street in downtown Jackson, and it just so happens that I concurrently came across a postcard that I had forgotten, showing an inside view at that earlier location. For those of you who know Jackson, the restaurant was located in the Elks Club building, where Underground 119 is now.

LeFleur's. 119 So. President--Jackson, Miss. Recommended by Duncan Hines. Famous for Southern Cooking--Fine Steaks--New Orleans Seafood Dishes. Lefleur's is named for Louis LeFleur--founder of the City of Jackson, which was originally a small trading post known as LeFleur's Bluff.

LeFleur’s. 119 So. President–Jackson, Miss. Recommended by Duncan Hines. Famous for Southern Cooking–Fine Steaks–New Orleans Seafood Dishes. Lefleur’s is named for Louis LeFleur–founder of the City of Jackson, which was originally a small trading post known as LeFleur’s Bluff.

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Categories: Architectural Research, Jackson


2 replies

  1. Many thanks to E. L., Ms. Barnes and Suzassippi for posts that let us see our beautiful Mississippi – past and present, Some posts bring back great memories like this one. Some memories bring smiles and some bring tears. Thank you so much for your time, photos and information that you share with all of us. May 2015 be a year of saving our pretty and historically significant buildings,


  2. As a young boy in the late 40’s I lived on Tombigbee St. When going to the Century Theater on Saturdays I would pass by the front door of the Elk’s Building, where garbage cans full of oyster shells sat on on the curb of President St. One soon learned to go around rather than pass this spot on a hot summer day. I also frequently passed at night with my mother and father, and it was clear that the partons in LeFleur’s just below the street level were having a fine old time!

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