Sunday, November 25, 2012
Washington Street Motels, Vicksburg, Mississippi
South Washington Street was once the main entry route to Vicksburg for travelers coming from the South on Highway 61. Also, drivers coming from Louisiana and Texas would have crossed the old Mississippi River bridge, turned left, and driven north on Washington Street to reach town. To cater to travelers, several motels lined Washington Street. Today, only the Dixiana is left. Let's take a tour from south to north.
Just to the north was the Riverview Motel, an old-fashioned motor court. It was located at about 4009 Washington Street, near the bend in the road, and it did have a great view.