Sign, home changes win city approval

Published 11:37 am Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Vicksburg Board of Architectural Review has approved changes to a historic home on South Street and allowed the Westside Theatre Foundation to paint a sign on the Adolph Rose Building at 717 Clay St.

The board approved home-owner Mark Jones’ request to build a picket fence across the front of the 106-year-old McDermott house at 1111 South St., add a privacy fence along the back and sides of the property, install storm windows and build a staircase from the home’s second floor porch in the rear of the house. Jones is renovating the house.

Jack Burns, one of the founders of Westside Theatre Foundation, asked for permission to paint a 120-inch-by-30-inch sign advertising the Strand Theater on one side of the Adolph Rose Building, which houses the Strand. Adolph Rose owner Malcolm Allred said the building previously had a sign advertising the Strand.

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The board approved the requests in a Tuesday evening meeting.