Roll Call of Landmarks Lost to Katrina

This coming Saturday will be the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s destructive rage across Mississippi’s Coast. In the spirit of the newspaper clipping re-printed here for the Camille anniversary, I’ll begin this week of remembrance with a listing of Mississippi’s landmarks that have been confirmed as destroyed during Katrina or demolished afterward.

The list confirms what the Mississippi Heritage Trust website states about Katrina:

When Hurricane Katrina’s high winds and massive storm surge slammed into Mississippi’s Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, many of the Coast’s most enduring landmarks disappeared.  Gracious beachfront mansions, simple Creole cottages, bungalows, and shotgun houses—significant historic sites and private homes—the storm spared none of them.  Even the downtown commercial centers of Waveland, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Gulfport, and Pascagoula were devastated by the raging flood waters.  Several blocks on the high ground in Bay St. Louis and in Pass Christian were all that was left of the grand miles-long stretch of historic houses that once defined the Mississippi Coast.

The list was compiled by teams of surveyors from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Mississippi Heritage Trust in September and October 2005 and has been kept as updated as possible when demolitions have occurred. Those destroyed outright in Katrina are in black, those demolished later are in red. The list only includes those buildings listed on the National Register either as individual buildings or as part of a historic district. Hundreds of other historic buildings were destroyed that weren’t listed on the National Register.

Bay St. Louis

Individually Listed on National Register of Historic Places

  1. “Elmwood Manor,” 900 Beach Boulevard, North, (c.1812-1828)
  2. “Glen Oaks” [Kimbrough House], 806 Beach Boulevard, North, (c.1820)
  3. Taylor House, 808 Beach Boulevard, North, (c.1910)
  4. Camp Onward ["Onward Oaks"], 972 Beach Boulevard, South, (1875
  5. Taylor School, 116 Leonard Street, (1916)

Beach Boulevard Historic District (189 lost out of 693 properties)

  1. house, 105 Ballentine Street (c.1900)
  2. house, 107 Ballentine Street (c.1945)
  3. Biloxi Marshland Headquarters, 109 Ballentine Street (c.1975)
  4. house, 111 Ballentine Street (c.1965)
  5. house, 113 Ballentine Street (c.1965)
  6. house, 123 Ballentine Street (c.1945)
  7. house, 124 Ballentine Street (c.1900)
  8. house, 126 Ballentine Street (c.1915)
  9. commercial building, 206 Ballentine Street (c.1920)
  10. house, 208 Ballentine Street (c.1910)
  11. house, 209 Ballentine Street (c.1915)
  12. house, 210 Ballentine Street (c.1905) 
  13. house, 212 Ballentine Street (c.1905)
  14. house, 214 Ballentine Street (c.1920) 
  15. house, 215 Ballentine Street (c.1935) 
  16. house, 216 Ballentine Street (c.1920)
  17. house, 218 Ballentine Street (c.1925)
  18. house, 220 Ballentine Street (c.1940)
  19. house, 223 Ballentine Street (c.1925)
  20. house, 225 Ballentine Street (c.1910)
  21. house, 227 Ballentine Street (1910)
  22. house, 229 Ballentine Street (1910)
  23. house, 231 Ballentine Street (1910)
  24. house, 234 Ballentine Street (c.1925)
  25. house, 235 Ballentine Street (c.1920)
  26. Michel-Reid House, 241 Ballentine Street (c.1890)
  27. house, 246 Ballentine Street (c.1930)
  28. house, 248 Ballentine Street (c.1925)
  29. commercial building, 112 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1935) 
  30. house, 118 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1930)
  31. De Montluzin House, 208 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1890)
  32. Hecker Cottage, 220 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1820)
  33. Tielhaird-McDonald-Winnard House, 502 Beach Boulevard, North (1889)
  34. house, 612 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1910)
  35. house, 614 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1970)
  36. house, 616 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1820)
  37. house, 618 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1900)
  38. commercial building, 620? Beach Boulevard, North (c.1970) 
  39. house, 632 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1915) 
  40. house, 634 Beach Boulevard, North  (c.1915) 
  41. house,  636 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1925)
  42. house, 638 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1910)
  43. house, 640 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1915)
  44. house, 642 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1910) 
  45. house, 646 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1920)
  46. house, 647 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1925)
  47. house, 648 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1925)
  48. house, 651 Beach Boulevard, North (c.1930) 
  49. commercial building, 120 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1930) 
  50. Merchants Bank Building, 205 Beach Boulevard, South (1907)
  51. commercial building, 210 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1965) 
  52. St. Joseph Hall, Our Lady of the Gulf  Catholic School, 228 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1930)
  53. House, 406 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1935)
  54. house, 412 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1970)
  55. Swoop House, 414 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1853)
  56. house, 416 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1870)
  57. house, 418 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1890) 
  58. house, 500 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1970)
  59. “Hilltop”, 502 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1860)
  60. house, 504 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1870)
  61. commercial building, 508 Beach Boulevard, South ( c.1925) 
  62. Star Theater, 600 Beach Boulevard, South (1894)
  63. commercial building, 608 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1930)
  64. house, 610 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1935)
  65. house, 612 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1910) 
  66. house, 614 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1970) 
  67. house, 700 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1895) 
  68. Spanish Customs House, 707 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1790)
  69. house, 712 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1890) 
  70. house, 800 Beach Boulevard, South  (c.1960) 
  71. “Marion Oaks” (“Beachwood Hall”), 806 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1860)
  72. house, 904 Beach Boulevard, South  (c.1890) 
  73. house, 906 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1970)  
  74. Johnson Hall (Parish Hall, Christ Episcopal), 912 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1920)
  75. Christ Episcopal Church, 912 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1970)
  76. house, 916 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1850)
  77. house, 918 Beach Boulevard, South  (c.1915) 
  78. house, 928 Beach Boulevard, South  (c.1945)
  79. house, 940 Beach Boulevard, South (c.1965) 
  80. house, 942 Beach Boulevard, South  (c.1905) 
  81. House, 114 Bookter Street  (c.1930)
  82. House, 116 Bookter Street (c.1940)
  83. House, 118 Bookter Street  (c.1930)
  84. house, 120 Bookter Street  (1900)
  85. house, 122 Bookter Street  (c.1920)
  86. house, 124 Bookter Street (c.1930)
  87. House, 104 Citizen Street (c.1940)
  88. House, 107 Citizen Street (c.1880) 
  89. House, 110 Citizen Street  (c.1920) 
  90. House, 111 Citizen Street (c.1890) 
  91. House, 113 Citizen Street (c.1890)
  92. House, 115 Citizen Street (c.1860) 
  93. House, 117 Citizen Street (c.1935)
  94. house , 119 Citizen Street (c.1870)
  95. house , 120 Citizen Street  (c.1965) 
  96. house, 121 Citizen Street  (c.1870)  
  97. House, 203 Citizen Street (c.1910)
  98. house, 205 Citizen Street (c.1905) 
  99. House, 208 Citizen Street [c.1940] 
  100. House, 209 Citizen Street  [c.1915] 
  101. house, 212 Citizen Street  [c.1950]
  102. House, 215 Citizen Street [c.1925] 
  103. house, 217 Citizen Street  [c.1890]  
  104. House, 219 Citizen Street [c.1900] 
  105. house, 107 Court Street [c.1935] 
  106. house, 108 Court Street [1900] 
  107. house, 109 Court Street  [c.1890]
  108. house, 110 Court Street [c.1935]
  109. house, 400 Hancock Street [c.1970] 
  110. house, 401 Hancock Street  [c.1950] 
  111. commercial building, 505 Hancock Street  [c.1945] 
  112. house, 608 Hancock Street [c.1925]
  113. shed, 609 Hancock Street  [c.1920] 
  114. house, 610 Hancock Street [c.1950]
  115. house, 611 Hancock Street [c.1920]
  116. house, 612 Hancock Street [c.1915]
  117. house, 614 Hancock Street  [c.1880] 
  118. House, 704 Hancock Street [c.1930]  
  119. House, 707 Hancock Street
  120. house, 708 Hancock Street  [c.1925]
  121. house, 130 Keller Street  [c.1930]
  122. House, 131 Keller Street  [c.1960] 
  123. house, 133 (129) Keller Street [c.1950] 
  124. commercial building, 138 Main Street [c.1900] 
  125. First Baptist Church, 141 Main Street  [c.1955]
  126. former residence (later commercial), 142 Main Street [c.1900] 
  127. commercial building, 163? Main Street [c.1950] 
  128. house, 325 (321) Main Street [c.1945] 
  129. house, 112 Second Street, North  [c.1930]    
  130. house, 307 Second Street, North [c.1920]
  131. house, 308 Second Street, South [c.1930]
  132. house, 103 St. Charles Street [1970]
  133. house, 105 St. Charles Street  [c.1920] 
  134. house, 107 St. Charles Street  [c.1910] 
  135. house, 109 St. Charles Street  [c.1915] 
  136. house, 111 St. Charles Street  [c.1910] 
  137. house , 115 St. Charles Street [c.1915] 
  138. house, 117 St. Charles Street  [c.1920] 
  139. house, 121 St. Charles Street [c.1910] 
  140. house, 129 St. Charles Street  [c.1915]
  141. house, 133 St. Charles Street  [c.1920]
  142. house, 135 St. Charles Street [c.1910]   
  143. house, 137 St. Charles Street  [c.1925]  
  144. house, 147 St. Charles Street [c.1915] 
  145. house, 201 (202) St. Charles Street [c.1900] 
  146. house, 203 St. Charles Street  [c.1970]
  147. house, 105 State Street [c.1905] 
  148. house, 107 State Street  [c.1905] 
  149. house, 133 State Street  [c.1930] 
  150. house, 136 State Street  [c.1920] 
  151. house, 310 State Street [c.1935] 
  152. House, 101 Sycamore Street [c.1975] 
  153. House, 102 Sycamore Street  [c.1930]
  154. House, 103 Sycamore Street [c.1930]  
  155. House, 104 Sycamore Street [c.1930] 
  156. House, 105 Sycamore Street [c.1965] 
  157. house, 108 Sycamore Street  [c.1920]   
  158. House, 111 Sycamore Street  [c.1930]  
  159. house, 116 Sycamore Street  [c.1960]
  160. house, 118 Sycamore Street [c.1900] 
  161. house, 123 Sycamore Street  [c.1900] 
  162. house, 128 Sycamore Street  [c.1925]  
  163. house, 206 Sycamore Street  [c.1900] 
  164. house, 208 Sycamore Street  [c.1940] 
  165. house, 212 Sycamore Street [c.1850] 
  166. house, 417 Third Street  [c.1915]
  167. house, 205 Union Street  [c.1915]
  168. house, 211 Union Street  [c.1870]
  169. house, 311 Union Street [c.1910]  
  170. former residence, 103 Washington Street [c.1905] 
  171. House, 104 Washington Street  [c.1920] 
  172. House, 105 Washington Street [c.1910] 
  173. commercial building, 107 Washington Street [c.1915] 
  174. House, 108 Washington Street [c.1925] 
  175. House, 110 Washington Street  [c.1940]
  176. House, 113 Washington Street [c.1970] 
  177. House, 114 Washington Street [c.1935] 
  178. House, 116 Washington Street [c.1880]  
  179. House, 118 Washington Street [c.1880] 
  180. House, 120 Washington Street [c.1890] 
  181. House, 121 Washington Street [c.1935]
  182. House, 124 Washington Street [c.1860]  
  183. House, 125 Washington Street  [c.1950] 
  184. house, 127 Washington Street [c.1965]  
  185. house, 128 Washington Street  [c.1910] 
  186. house, 129 Washington Street [c.1900] 
  187. commercial building, 200 Washington Street  [c.1915] 
  188. commercial building, 201 Washington Street [c.1920] 
  189. house, 204 Washington Street [c.1920] 

 Biloxi

Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places

  1. Bailey House [Holy Angels Nursery], 206 Beach Boulevard [1850]   
  2. Tullis-Toledano House [Tullis Manor], 360 Beach Boulevard [c.1856]    
  3. Philbrick (Filbrick) House, Pradat
  4. Tivoli Hotel [Tradewinds Hotel],420 Beach Boulevard [c.1926] 
  5. Hermann House (“Green Oaks”) [Keller House, Ralph Wood House], 580 Beach Boulevard []c.1850                         
  6. Gillis House, 590 Beach Boulevard [c.1830] 
  7. Brielmaier, Paul W., House [Biloxi Visitors Center], 710 Beach Boulevard [c.1895]
  8. Pleasant Reed House, E Beach Blvd. (1887) 
  9. Fisherman’s Cottage, 122 Lameuse Street 
  10. Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal) (I and III), 610 Water Street [c.1874]                         
  11. “House at 121 West Water Street”, 771 Water Street [c.1905]

West Beach Historic District (28 lost out of 66 properties)

  1. House, 1078 Beach Boulevard [c.1920]  
  2. House, 1082 Beach Boulevard [c.1920] 
  3. tiny bungalow, 1090 Beach Boulevard [c.1910] 
  4. Gulf Shore Apartments, 1104 Beach Boulevard [c.1950]
  5. house, 1150 Beach Boulevard [c.1910]
  6. bungalow, 1152 Beach Boulevard [c.1910] 
  7. House, 1160 Beach Boulevard [c.1930] 
  8. Father Ryan House, 1196 Beach Boulevard [c.1840] 
  9. House, 1202 Beach Boulevard [1981] 
  10. House, 1206 Beach Boulevard [c.1910] 
  11. House, 1212 Beach Boulevard [c.1905] 
  12. House, 1248 Beach Boulevard [c.1970] 
  13. House, 1252 Beach Boulevard [c.1910] 
  14. House, 1270 Beach Boulevard [c.1910] 
  15. House, 1274 Beach Boulevard [c.1900] 
  16. house, 1302 Beach Boulevard [c.1900] 
  17. house, 1306 Beach Boulevard [c.1900]  
  18. House, 1308 Beach Boulevard [c.1900]      
  19. House, 1320 Beach Boulevard [c.1890]  
  20. L-front cottage, 1324 Beach Boulevard [c.1900]  
  21. House, 1328 Beach Boulevard [c.1900] 
  22. House, 1352 Beach Boulevard [c.1900] 
  23. House, 1356 Beach Boulevard [c.1910] 
  24. House, 1364 Beach Boulevard [c.1900] 
  25. House, 1368 Beach Boulevard [c.1950]  
  26. House, 1374 Beach Boulevard [c.1900]  
  27. House, 1378 Beach Boulevard [c.1910]    
  28. house, 108 Caldwell Street [c.1950]    

West Central Historic District (20 lost out of 70 properties)

  1. House, 1002 Beach Boulevard [1975]  
  2. House, 1006 Beach Boulevard [c.1975]
  3. House, 1016 Beach Boulevard [c.1940]
  4. House, 1022 Beach Boulevard [c.1900] 
  5. American cottage, 1037 Beach Boulevard [c.1900]
  6. Robinson-Maloney House [Dantzler House], 1042 Beach Boulevard [c.1850]
  7. Ed Barq, Jr. House, 950 Beach Boulevard [c.1920] 
  8. House, 956 Beach Boulevard [c.1900]
  9. Santini House, 964 Beach Boulevard [c.1838] 
  10. Bungalow, 968 Beach Boulevard [c.1920] 
  11. Imperial Terrace Apartments, 970 Beach Boulevard [c.1970] 
  12. Bungalow, 988 Beach Boulevard [c.1920] 
  13. House, 992 Beach Boulevard [c.1900]    
  14. House, 996 Beach Boulevard [c.1940]   
  15. House, 117 Seal Avenue [c.1940] 
  16. House, 118 Seal Avenue [c.1900] 
  17. Cottage, 119 Seal Avenue [c.1905] 
  18. House, 123 Seal Avenue [c.1910] 
  19. House, 126 Seal Avenue [c.1930]  
  20. House, 120 Suter Place [c.1900] 

 Gulfport

Individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places

  1. Hewes, Finley B., House, 604 Beach Boulevard, East [1904] 
  2. “Grasslawn” [Dr. Hiram A. Roberts House, Joseph William Milner House], 720 Beach Boulevard, East [1836]

Harbour Square Historic District (2 lost out of 63 properties–I know two more have been demolished that aren’t on this list)

  1. Commercial building, 1425 24th Avenue 
  2. commercial building, 1304 26th Avenue [c.1900]

Hattiesburg

Hub City Historic District (1 lost out of 99 properties)

  • commercial building, 17 Pine Street, East [c.1910]

Oaks Historic District (1 lost out of 242 properties)

  • House, 807 Corinne Street [c.1938]

Ocean Springs

Individually listed on National Register of Historic Places

  • Halstead Place, Beach Drive, East [c.1910]

Old Ocean Springs Historic District (16 lost out of 107 properties)

  1. House, 916 Calhoun Avenue [1948] 
  2. House ,Front Beach Drive [c.1960] 
  3. Sunset Beach Apartments ,Front Beach Drive [c.1960] 
  4. House, 305 Front Beach Drive [c.1880] 
  5. House, 505 Front Beach Drive [c.1870] 
  6. House, 313 Jackson Avenue [1986] 
  7. “The Cedars”, 314 Jackson Avenue [c.1865] 
  8. House, 325 Jackson Avenue [c.1935] 
  9. House, 401 Jackson Avenue [c.1910] 
  10. House, 405 Jackson Avenue [c.1930]
  11. Frank H. Bryan House, 406 Jackson Avenue [1910] 
  12. House, 410 Jackson Avenue [c.1890] 
  13. House, 1011 (1013) La Fontaine [c.1910] 
  14. House, 1012 La Fontaine [c.1960]  
  15. House, 204 Washington Avenue [c.1910] 
  16. House, 207 Washington Avenue [c.1910] 

 Shearwater Historic District (5 lost out of 10 properties)

  • Tiffen-DePass House ["Fairhaven"], 102 Shearwater Drive [c.1850]

Sullivan-Charnley Historic District (1 lost out of 3 properties)

  • Louis Sullivan House, 6 Holcomb Boulevard [c.1890]

Pascagoula

Individually listed on National Register of Historic Places

  1. Kinne House, 1101 Beach Boulevard [c.1910]
  2. Cottage by the Sea Tavern, 1205 Beach Boulevard [c.1872]
  3. Clark, Clare T., House, 1709 Beach Boulevard [c.1899]
  4. Chastant-Fusilier House [Hull House, Warren House], 2903 Beach Boulevard [c.1851]                    
  5. Farnsworth Summer Home, 901 Beach Boulevard [c.1898]
  6. Randall’s Tavern, 919 Beach Boulevard [c.1900]

Pass Christian

Scenic Drive Historic District (70 lost out of 135 properties)

  1. House, 105 Lang Avenue [c.1915]   
  2. Bourdin Building, 101 Scenic Drive, East 
  3. Lazar-Griffon Pharmacy ,107 Scenic Drive, East
  4. Avalon Theater, 111 Scenic Drive, East [c.1925]   
  5. Rafferty Building [Heritage Building], 115 Scenic Drive, East [c.1930] 
  6. House, 121 Scenic Drive, East   
  7. Adams House, 125 Scenic Drive, East 
  8. St. Paul’s Catholic School, 151 Scenic Drive, East [c.1960]   
  9. Gymnasium, St. Paul’s Catholic School, Scenic Drive, East [1956] 
  10. (former) Home Bank (Lang Building), 203 or 211 Scenic Drive, East [1905]   
  11. Allen Building, 213 Scenic Drive, East 
  12. House, 219 Scenic Drive, East 
  13. Town Library, 221 Scenic Drive, East 
  14. Knost House, 225 Scenic Drive, East 
  15. Saucier Cottage, 233 Scenic Drive, East  
  16. Saucier-Pratt House ["Union Quarters"], 243 Scenic Drive, East [c.1850] 
  17. Wharton’s Hardware, 251 Scenic Drive, East [c.1935]  
  18. service station, 301 Scenic Drive, East [c.1970] 
  19. House, 305 Scenic Drive, East [1924] 
  20. House, 309 Scenic Drive, East [c.1890] 
  21. House, 313 Scenic Drive, East 
  22. House, 317 Scenic Drive, East
  23. House, 319 Scenic Drive, East 
  24. House, 323 Scenic Drive, East 
  25. Rhodes Store (later VFW Hall), 401 Scenic Drive, East 
  26. House, 403 Scenic Drive, East [c.1890] 
  27. Law House ["Win'Rush"], 413 Scenic Drive, East [c.1920]  
  28. House, 415 Scenic Drive, East [c.1890]
  29. House, 423 Scenic Drive, East
  30. House, 425 Scenic Drive, East
  31. House, 427 Scenic Drive, East
  32. House, 501 Scenic Drive, East
  33. House, 503 Scenic Drive, East 
  34. House, 507 Scenic Drive, East 
  35. House, 509 Scenic Drive, East 
  36. Breaux-Clay House, 519 Scenic Drive, East [c.1895]  
  37. House, 543 Scenic Drive, East [1921]
  38. Judge Baker House, 549 Scenic Drive, East [c.1910]
  39. “Ballymere”, 551 Scenic Drive, East [1839]
  40. House, 601 Scenic Drive, East 
  41. House, 603 Scenic Drive, East [c.1905] 
  42. House, 623 Scenic Drive, East [c.1938] 
  43. House, 641 Scenic Drive, East [c.1910] 
  44. Yandel-Hackett House, 729 Scenic Drive, East [c.1845] 
  45. House, 733 Scenic Drive, East [1920]
  46. Seaton-Davis House (Oustalet House), 753 Scenic Drive, East [c.1847] 
  47. Pass Christian Industries, 100 Scenic Drive, West [c.1925]  
  48. House, 1010 Scenic Drive, West  
  49. Currie House ["Woodland Cottage"], 1020 Scenic Drive, West [c.1918] 
  50. Stith-Morse House, 1024 Scenic Drive, West [c.1880] 
  51. House, 1040 Scenic Drive, West [c.1925]
  52. Unidentified, 118 Scenic Drive, West [1950] 
  53. Stewart House, 122 Scenic Drive, West  
  54. Crescent Hotel [Harbour Oaks], 126 Scenic Drive, West [c.1860] 
  55. House, 128 Scenic Drive, West  
  56. galleried cottage, 130 Scenic Drive, West [1895]  
  57. House, 134 Scenic Drive, West [1895] 
  58. Lang House, 136 Scenic Drive, West  
  59. Pass Christian City Hall, 200 Scenic Drive, West [1971] 
  60. House, 204 Scenic Drive, West [1920]  
  61. House, 206/208 Scenic Drive, West [c.1880] 
  62. Miramar Nursing Home, 216 Scenic Drive, West [1971] 
  63. House, 226 Scenic Drive, West [c.1920] 
  64. House, 230 Scenic Drive, West [c.1890] 
  65. Watkins-Hecht House ["Middlegate"], 520 Scenic Drive, West [1911] 
  66. House, 710 Scenic Drive, West [1871] 
  67. House, 716 Scenic Drive, West [c.1910]  
  68. House, 722 Scenic Drive, West
  69. Cora Stanton Jahncke House, 726 Scenic Drive, West [1939-42] 
  70. House, 800 Scenic Drive, West  

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This post is the 1st in the week-long Katrina’s Lost Landmarks series. Read other posts in the series:

See also Katrina Survivors series:

  • Katrina Survivors: Beauvoir
  • Katrina Survivors: Randolph School, Pass Christian
  • Katrina Survivors: Charnley Houses(s), Ocean Springs
  • Katrina Survivors: Regular People Saving Their History
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    Categories: Gulf Coast, Historic Preservation, Hurricane Katrina, Lost Mississippi

    4 replies

    1. Sad loss. The list is long.
      I am in hopes the new structures are built with great architectural character not vinyl cookiecutter roofs overhead.

      • I share your hope that new landmarks will take the place of the old. So far, a few have, I think mostly in Pass Christian where the Dixie White House has actually been reconstructed after a fire took it in th 1970s. But I also see insubstantial and vinyl-clad houses popping up, or houses that look like they could have been built in Any Suburb, USA.

        Overall though, lots and lots of vacant lots with For Sale signs.

    2. I wonder if there is a chance that the Louis Sullivan House could be reconstructed? Has there been any discussion of this? Also, the Farnsworth Summer House in Pascagoula makes me wonder if this is the same family who later built Mies’ Farnsworth House in Illinois.

      • I don’t know that anyone has brought up reconstruction of the Sullivan House. There is a major restoration of the Charnley House next door, which did survive but essentially had its back broken when the front half got lifted up off its foundation and set back down. That project has cost over a million dollars.

        That’s a really interesting thought about the Farnsworth–it actually has never occured to me, but it’s definitely worth checking into!

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