Location Information
(for the E. F. Young Hotel)
Name:E. F. Young Hotel
Address:500 25th Avenue
City/County:Meridian, Lauderdale County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1946
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NR District Name:Meridian Downtown
NR Status:Contributing, Previously Listed
Element No.:100
MPS:Historic Resources of Meridian
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:Meridian Historic Downtown
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Context/Comments
This building was built in 1946, during the era of racial segregation, as a hotel for African Americans. In 1979 it was listed on the National Register as a contributing element (element #103) in the Meridian Urban Center Historic District, and it is now counted as a previously-listed element (element #100) in the Downtown Meridian Historic District, which superseded the earlier district when it was placed on the Register in 2007.

It is included in "Buildings of Mississippi" (2020) (p. 216, EM12).