Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Welcome to the The Threefoot Hotel, Meridian, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. We are a historic restoration of the 1929 Art Deco Threefoot Building in downtown Meridian. This building was built by the Threefoot family, a German Jewish family, who migrated to the area in the late 1800’s. Abraham Driefuss, the family’s patriarch, along with his little sister Rachel first came to American in 1848 by way of Ellis Island, New York after their parents deaths to live with their older brother Michael who lived in Mobile, Alabama. When Michael came to America he knew that his German Jewish linage wasn’t common, so he took on the German translation of Driefuss, meaning Threefoot.
A Towering Symbol
of a Golden Age
With family last name’s translation so closely to sounding “Choctaw”, it is believed they were respected in East Mississippi where the Choctaw Indians once inhabited the area. After the Civil War, the Threefoot family ran a successful grocery wholesale business in downtown Meridian. After Abraham’s passing his sons Kutcher and HM continued the family’s businesses and their sons Sam, LM and Louis Threefoot opened the 16 story “Art Deco” Threefoot Building office complex designed by Jackson, Mississippi architect Claude H. Lindsley in 1929. Adorned with her Art Deco mosaic exterior tiles along with her Art Deco interior designs, the Threefoot Building was the tallest building in Mississippi and still remains the tallest in East Mississippi.
A Sense of Time More
Than a Sense of Place
Shortly after the building’s completion, the Great Depression and the collapse of the stock market sent the Threefoot family into bankruptcy therefore the Threefoot building never reached her full potential. After the change in ownership over the years, the building was home to professional offices of Meridian attorneys, doctors, dentists and the like. By the 1990’s the building became vacant and the once shining light of downtown, went dark with her future in limbo. Residents knew of her historical significance and that the building had to be saved, after all it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and designated a Mississippi historical landmark three decades later.
Let’s Bring Back
The Golden Age
After a lengthy complete remodel, the Threefoot Building has been transformed into the Threefoot Hotel, Meridian, a Tribute Portfolio collection. Her “Art Deco” mosaic work remains a focal point of the exterior. Many of her interior features were preserved including the marble wainscoting, flooring, mail shoot and the original art deco light fixtures of the elevator lobby. The ornate brass etched elevator doors were polished and remain a major fixture. Guest’s eyes will be drawn upward to the plaster carved details along the ceiling and the original transom windows. The building’s original office directory board is being updated by the Threefoot Historical Society with the names of the building’s former tenants and will be a showcase for years to come. The restored wood doors and hardware at the registration desk and the meeting room are original to the building having been a previous occupant’s office doors. The two vestibules are each topped off with the original 1929 Victorian era brass lanterns with their etched frosted and cranberry glass accents, to welcome guest to the hotel. The newly installed sidewalks are accented with brick paver inlays from the original brick streets of downtown Meridian.
Deco Styling Artwork
The construction of our restaurant, 6:01 Local, continues our art deco styling in the millwork of our columns with new marble wainscoting, molding and the 6:01 Local lobby bar. A new coffered ceiling was installed in the dining area along with art deco inspired chandeliers and wall scones. 6:01 Local will be open for breakfast and dinner, serving a chef created sophisticated southern cuisine.
The Art Deco
The art deco theme continues with our front desk millwork, guest room’s furnishings and artwork throughout the hotel.
Guest will relish the feel of our 1929 experience, but won’t miss out on any of the modern day amenities the hotel has to offer. All guest rooms are appointed with plush pillow top mattresses with velvet headboards, luxurious bedding and linens, 55” flat screen Smart TVs, charge ports, complimentary Wi-Fi, comfortable work stations, in-room Keurig® Coffee Maker, refrigerator and garment steamer.
Our fitness center is located on the 11th floor of the hotel and has some stunning views of the city of Meridian from the wall of windows. Guests will enjoy our Lifetime Fitness Equipment with free weights, yoga mats and balls, balance board, treadmills, elliptical and Peloton® bikes. The hydration station will allow guests the ability to refill their own water bottles.
The Golden Age
The rooftop bar, Boxcar, pays tribute to Meridian’s railroad history. Located on the 11th floor, Boxcar will be open nightly (subject to weather conditions) serving a seasonal variety of shareable plates, flatbreads, domestic and craft beer and custom cocktails along with all the favorites. Seating is available inside, however guest will want to relax and lounge on the rooftop deck in our comfy seating and enjoy the incredible views of the city.
If you’re traveling for business or pleasure, we invite you to experience the “Golden Age of Travel” at The Threefoot Hotel, Meridian, a Tribute Portfolio.
The Threefoot Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel
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Meridian, MS 39301