Well we’ve had a week off from polling, but if we’re going to build a list of 101 Mississippi Places to See Before You Die, we need to keep at it. Last week we finished off the Natchez poll, and this week the 2-week clock starts ticking on the Gulf Coast poll.
Some of you will note that the Coast list has grown a bit from the initial suggestion period. On second look, I thought it was a little thin, so I took the liberty of adding some places I thought merited attention. As with the Natchez district, I’m sure a few places have been overlooked, but we have to cut it off at some point, and maybe down the road we can gather the stragglers together and find a way to tweak the list on an annual basis or something.
As you know, W. White put a lot of work into summaries for the Natchez District, but this time around I didn’t have time to do that. Clicking the name of the property below will usually send you to a picture or a post that I’ve written about it previously, and there’s also the National Register option for most of the properties, if you’d like to do a little research before making your decision.
Here’s the list
- Beauvoir, Biloxi (c.1854) [NHL, National Register]
- Biloxi Cemetery
- Biloxi Lighthouse (1848) [National Register]
- Carnegie Librarymis, Gulfport (1916-17)
- Charnley House, Ocean Springs (1890s) [National Register]
- Fort Massachusetts, Ship Island (1859-1863) [National Register]
- Gryder House (“Cat House”) (1960) Ocean Springs
- Gulf Park College, Long Beach (1920s)
- Gulfport Library (1966)
- Gulfport Veterans Administration Hospital
- Longfellow House (“Bellevue”), Pascagoula (1850) [National Register]
- Magnolia Hotel, Biloxi (1847) [National Register]
- Mary Mahoney’s (“Old French House” or Brunet-Fourchet House), Biloxi (1830s) [National Register]
- Ocean Springs Community Center (1945-48) [National Register]
- Ocean Springs High School/Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center (1927) [National Register]
- Old Spanish Fort (De le Pointe-Krebs House), Pascagoula (18th century) [National Register]
- Our Lady of the Gulf, Bay St. Louis (c.1926)
- Pearl River County Courthouse, Poplarville (1918)
- Pinecote Pavilion, near Picayune (1981)
- Quarles House (“Greenvale”), Long Beach (1894) [National Register]
- St. Augustine Seminary, Bay St. Louis (1923)
- St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Biloxi (1964)
- St. Rose de Lima, Bay St. Louis (1926)
- Stennis Space Center, Hancock County (1961) [NHL]
- White House Hotel, Biloxi (1920s)
The poll will close at midnight, presuming I can stay up that late, on Friday, February 25. You can vote for up to 12 properties. If you know people or organizations on the Coast that might be interested in voting, be sure to send them a link. Alright, go to it!