This observation or winding tower as we called it, was located on Old Jackson Road in the National Military Park and was one of three such structures built to provide views of the landscape. One was on Confederate Avenue near All Saints' school and another was near Fort Nogales. The one shown here was near the Illinois Memorial. The towers, erected by the federal government, were made of concrete and steel and eventually were demolished because of deterioration and being deemed unsafe. The last one came down in the early 1960's. This photo was published by City News Company of Jackson and is from the postcard collection at the Old Court House Museum.
Memories: I remembered one time a bunch of us girls were out and someone dared us to steal a smudge pot and put it on the top of one of the winding towers...of course we had to do it!