It’s no secret that Downtown Laurel is full of beautiful photo-ops, but we’re sharing a list of the very best. Keep reading for some backdrops to kick up your Instagram feed hand-picked by the locals.
We are so excited to announce a brand new visitor’s resource, Visit Downtown Laurel.
Lott Furniture Co. is proudly sponsoring this website full of tips, tricks, and an amazing guide to Laurel, MS. We’re so excited, we wrote some content to contribute!
Head on down to Visit Downtown Laurel for more great blogs, info, and tips all about Laurel.
1. “The Yard” at Laurel Mercantile
Two amazing murals, a shade tree, antique trucks; what more could you ask for?
Locals’ Tip: Hop to this photo spot before 10am when The Merc opens to get beautiful morning light/pedestrian free photos all to yourself.
As this weekend draws to a close, our hearts are full as we had some family travel down for a quick visit. Jim and I were grateful to see loved ones and build some memories in our beloved Laurel – especially during this time of year with the holidays quickly approaching. Both our mamas came, and when it comes to home, there’s just some things that only a mama’s touch will do. You know, like organizing a closet or making a homemade apple pie. My heart is filled to the brim. Besides, we needed all the heartwarming moments we could get around here with all this cool, crisp air. Now pardon me while I go cut myself another sliver of that pie. #homesweethurt #iliveinlaurel
2. Laurel’s Historic District
Our historic district is so darn photogenic, all the photographers around here flock to it.
Locals’ Tip: You can take photos in front of both the Laurel Rogers Museum of Art and the Rogers-Green House across the street. Gardiner park is another local favorite! Head South, and find it after hanging a right off of 5th Ave on W 7th St. It’ll be on your left!
3. The “Adam Trest” Wall
Right across from Trustmark Bank, this Eagle Scout project turned into a Downtown favorite! These banners are some beautiful Loblolly pines by one of our favorite Laurel artists, Adam Trest.
Locals’ tip: This wall is right next to one of the biggest free parking lots in Downtown Laurel! It’s also right behind the back entrance of Lee’s Coffee & Tea.
4. Maker’s Alley
Maker’s Alley is no secret photo spot. Just about every local has taken photos back here!
The beautiful bricks, old doors, and soft sunlight are just begging for a photo-shoot.
Fun Fact: Sometime in the 80s, the Hawaiian Tropics Girls took a group photo in front of this door! We wish we could show you!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS: February 17, @michaelnfoster will be in-store taking ambrotypes. Make your appt. by clicking the link in our profile, and read a little about the process and our take on #heirlooms – new journal up now. #guildandgentry #distinctlymasculine #heirloomsandlegacies #journal #ambrotype
5. Under the Lott Furniture Co. Sign
Lott Furniture Co. is a must stop. We are the oldest retail business in Laurel, and our Lott sign is original from the 1920s.
Many visitors have taken photos with Rodney right in this spot. Erin and Mallorie approved!
Come in and ask Rodney where his other favorite photo spots are!
This is Josie from Georgia. She's such a fan of #hgtvhometown that she chose to spend her last days of summer in Laurel! As a true superfan she told me she loves @erinapier and @scotsman.co equally! I loved spending time with her sweet family today. Ya'll come back soon! #downtownlaurel #laurelms #hometown #mississippi #lottfurnitureco
6. The Downtown Laurel Mural
Laurelites are real proud of this mural! This is great proof of your trip to Mississippi’s Home Town.
Fun Fact: This mural was designed by Erin Napier herself for a local leadership group!
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-Keri Rowell, Lott Furniture Co.
Keri Rowell is part of Downtown Laurel’s most historic business, Lott Furniture Co. A Laurel native and Historic District resident, Keri enjoys exploring all of the beautiful spaces and places in her Home Town, discovering the hidden tales buried deep within its history, and sharing them with the world. When you visit Downtown Laurel, you might just spot her out exploring, dreaming up the next story to share with you.