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