Yesterday’s Facebook post by the MDAH Historic Preservation Division indicated that the Lameuse Street Historic District in Biloxi has been recommended by the Mississippi National Register Review Board for listing on the National Register.
That reminded me that there are several interesting Craftsman-style houses on Lameuse, and I offer three of them here for your Friday viewing pleasure.
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Categories: Architectural Research, Biloxi
These are some photos of our family home on Lameuse Street built in 1923 by my great grandparents Edward Caillavet and Anna Collins Caillavet. My grandmother lived here until she was married, my dad was born in this house, and I lived here as a baby. It was sad to have to sell after Katrina but the neighborhood isn’t the greatest and finances needed to be directed to our primary residences. My grandparents also owned the adjacent property where their construction company was located and still own a lot across the street.
Thank you for sharing your photographs and the back ground behind them! Consider adding some to the MissPres Flickr group.
Also, the 2nd house was the Edward Barq house built next to the “new” Barq’s Bottling plant.
The Craftsman style has become a favorite of mine; thank you for sharing these. Each one is so different yet identifies with the style.
The pipe rails are a favorite of mine! Too often get tossed and replaced with frilly home supply box store garbage. Hattiesburg has a great house that takes use of pipe rails to the extreme.
I know the house, although I don’t know much about its history. Will definitely be included down the road on the Craftsman series and maybe someone who knows more about it will share their information.
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Wow – my ancestors, the Harkness and Morris families lived on Lameause Street. They were architects and engineers in the area – Thanks for posting.
I am familiar with the Harkness’ work. They designed and built many of Biloxi’s significant buildings in the late 19th early 20th century, including a favorite house of mine at 555 Howard ave. https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=artisanSearch&Name=harkness&City=Any&Role=Any
I am not familiar with the Morris’. Were they also architects and builders?
Yes, they were, However, David Edmund Morris was an engineer with the Dantzler Foundry and a big fan of the early “race-boat” days of Biloxi. There is a lot of information about these Biloxi families on Ancestry.com. “Wings of Angels” is my family tree. These folks were pioneers of Biloxi. They were part of a group that formed the fire dept. there.
I’m not much of a genealogist, but I have photos of John and William, and I know they are buried in Biloxi.
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Yes, they are in the Old Biloxi Cemetery. There are tons of articles about that family in the archives for the Daily Herald.
I would love to know more about the history of this street. We love all of the houses there! Many sadly look like they need repair.
I am a descendant of Lavina Apollina La Meuse, daughter of Rene’ La Meuse. Lavina married my great great grandfather Urbain Laroussini and I am looking for information about the LaMeuse family.