From the Biloxi Daily Herald, “Landmarks Lost During Camille,” by Emily Germanis, August 16, 1970:
“Historically speaking, the Mississippi Gulf Coast received a great blow as a result of Hurricane Camille. At least 15 well known landmarks were wiped out, others impaired.
. . . .After a survey of historical buildings on the Coast, those records destroyed include:
- At Biloxi: the Wood home at Oak and East Beach [badly damaged, but later repaired]; Glennan home at Main and Central Beach; Magnolia Hotel [actually, it was badly damaged, but later moved and repaired]; Church of Redeemer; the lighthouse keeper’s home; the sho-fly; lighthouse on Baldwin Wood property and yacht club.
- At D’Iberville: the Santa Cruz place.
- At Gulfport: Merry Mansion
- At Pass Christian: the Frank Wharton place; yacht club; St. Paul Catholic and Trinity Episcopal Church.
- At Waveland: Pirate House
Those found partially destroyed and repairable include:
- At Gautier: the Old Place.
- At Delisle: Oblate Fathers home on the bay.
- At Biloxi: Beauvoir Shrine; the Tullos home and Carquotte (Old Brick House on Bay).
- At Pass Christian: Dixie White House; Ballymere; Xavier Hall (formerly Grey Castle); famed Japanese gardens of the Coopers; old Field Home, and Old Spanish Fort.
- Also, Fort Massachusetts and outlaying islands”