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Property Name Hollandale Downtown Historic District
Reference Number 13001084
State Mississippi
County Washington
Town Hollandale
Street Address Washington Street from East Ave westward to Morgan Ave. Side streets of East Avenue and Morgan Ave
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 1/15/2014
Areas of Significance Community Planning and Development, Commerce
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13001084.pdf
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The Hollandale Downtown Historic District is locally significant under Criteria A for association with Commerce and Community Development and Planning. The period of significance is from 1902 to 1945. Hollandale's small but urban-scaled downtown is significant as a highly intact and still functioning agricultural market town in the South Delta. Smaller whistle-stop communities typically did not have enough commercial density to build a downtown core, while larger cities such as Greenville had downtowns of many blocks with commercial activity separated from the industrial activities directly on the railroad. Hollandale's downtown, however, lies adjacent to the railroad and with a variety of commercial and industrial uses in its single-block length.

 

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