Remembering Hurricane Camille

This is a repost of the 2009 Miss Pres post remembering the 40th anniversary of Hurricane Camille.

Preservation in Mississippi

ChurchRedeemer Tower of the Church of the Redeemer, Biloxi, after Hurricane Camille

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…

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Categories: Demolition/Abandonment, Disasters, Gulf Coast, Historic Preservation, Lost Mississippi

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