1: A rendering of the U.S. Customs House, now home to the Mississippi River Commission, as it appeared in its early life. (Photo Submitted) 2: Today, the building at Cherry and Walnut streets houses the Mississippi River Commission. (Photo Submitted) By Nancy Bell | Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation

The building that now houses the Mississippi River Commission on the southwest corner of Walnut and Crawford streets was made possible through the efforts of Congressman Thomas Catchings from Vicksburg.

In June 1888, Congress passed a bill to erect a building for the use of the U.S. courts, post office, customs […]

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