One of the advertisers in the 1946 Mississippi edition of Manufacturer’s Record was Knox Glass Company. This rang a bell for me, and I went searching back through the trusty WPA Guide to Mississippi, which gives directions and a little information about the company. If I’m reading this right, the company’s big complex shown in the aerial image below was located on Flowood Drive across the river from downtown Jackson.
Between Brandon and Jackson the highway is bordered with small but neat truck farms. Back of the truck farms but not visible from the highway is the RANKIN COUNTY NATURAL GAS FIELD, a recently exploited source of much potential wealth. At 110.1 m. is the junction with a graveled road.
Right on this road to the KNOX GLASS MANUFACTURING COMPANY, 1.9 m. (visited by permission), the only plant of its kind in the State. Here bottles of all shapes and sizes are manufactured for distribution to all parts of the United States. The plant is a modern building with recreational facilities provided for its employees.
Mississippi: A Guide to the Magnolia State, 1938, p. 308
I don’t think any of the complex survives, but there is that intriguing long metal building in the bottom of this aerial view that may be a remnant.
Another reason architecture lovers should be interested in the Knox Glass Company? Chester R. Underwood, owner of this Overstreet & Town-designed Art Moderne house, built in 1939 in Jackson’s Belhaven neighborhood, was, according to the Jackson city directories, the president of Knox Glass Company.