Tornado Damage in Hattiesburg

We’ve seen a few pictures of damaged historic buildings in Hattiesburg, and today we’ve got a broader view of the damage, which takes a relatively straight line from I-59 northeast along Hardy Street, clips the corner of USM, and heads straight through the northern section of the Main Street Historic District and barrels right through the historically African American Mobile Street neighborhood.

Most of these pictures were taken yesterday when the rain had let up a bit, and most are courtesy of MDAH’s Historic Preservation Division. If you have photos of damaged historic buildings in Hattiesburg or elsewhere that you’d like to share, feel free to send them to, or if you’re on Flickr or Facebook and can post them there, share the link in the comment section below.

(Click on any of these pictures to scroll through larger images.)

Categories: African American History, Cool Old Places, Disasters, Hattiesburg, Schools

8 replies

  1. the question is how much restoration and how much demolition will result from this. some of the buildings are clearly historic and reparable; but what vision will prevail?


  2. So sad—


  3. Hattiesburg’s awesome downtown post office isn’t on the list yet but still…freaking out.

    I’ve taken a bunch of photos of water meter covers around downtown Hburg. You want them?




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