Jackson, Mississippi (cont...)
Mississippi Governor’s Mansion is the second oldest continuously occupied Governor’s residence in the nation. Across the street lies the Neo-Gothic imitation of Lamar Building with purple faced clock tower and fierce looking gargoyles. It appears that the gargoyles are standing guard over the building and the adjacent Episcopal Cathedral. Let’s step inside the Governor’s mansion and rest for a while on the ornate Empire style furniture, originating from the French empire of Napoleon I. After some rest, let’s be back on our feet to the City Hall, one of the four public building left after General Sherman burned Jackson during the Civil war. Let’s walk through Josh Halbert Gardens, featuring fountains and a statue of Jackson’s namesake, General Andrew Jackson. Let’s look across Pascagoula Street to the Hinds County Courthouse and discover the two statues on the top. Moses, the giver of the law, and Socrates, the interpreter of the law. Let’s stop our adventure for the day and come back tomorrow to see other attractions in Jackson.