Gulf Coast Preservation Trail next Saturday August 15


Just a reminder that the Mississippi Heritage Trust “Preservation Trail” event commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the preservation victories that came out of tragedy, will take place Saturday August 15, 2015 from 10am to 2pm.  This is an open house style tour and a perfect opportunity to snoop inside some of the structures you’ve always wondered about.  You can spend as much time as you please at any of the locations.  This tour is a special treat because not all of these locations are always open to the general public.

Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased in advance online at the MHT website or on the day of the event at the Biloxi Visitors Center, Randolph School (Pass Christian) and LaPointe-Krebs House (Pascagoula) locations.

In the wake of the senseless (and possibly illegal) demolition of the old Moss Point City Hall, I will use the opportunity of this tour to check in on the condition of some of the past MHT Ten Most Endangered Places that are along the coast, such as Gulfport’s  Markham Building & 33rd Ave School, as well as Old Fields in Gautier.  Remember on October 22, 2015 the Mississippi Heritage Trust will announce the 10th listing of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi at their Lowry House headquarters in Jackson.

Look over the list of Preservation Trail locations below and leave a comment letting us know what places you are looking forward to visiting as part of the tour.


Bay St. Louis

100 Men Hall
Bay St. Louis Little Theatre
Valena C. Jones Center Boys & Girls Club


Biloxi Lighthouse
Mary Mahoney’s
Saint Michael’s Church
Old Brick House
Saenger Theatre
Biloxi Cemetery
Magnolia Hotel, Mardi Gras Museum
Biloxi Schooners


West Pascagoula Colored School


Centennial Plaza
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
Rectitude Lodge

Ocean Springs

Charnley Norwood House
Walter Anderson Cottage
12 Oaks


LaPointe-Krebs House
Round Island Lighthouse
Mississippi Maritime Museum, Old Pascagoula High School

Pass Christian

Randolph School

Pearl River

Shaw Homestead

Categories: Biloxi, Cool Old Places, Disasters, Gulf Coast, Gulfport, Heritage Tourism, Historic Preservation, Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi Heritage Trust, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, Pass Christian, Poplarville, Preservation People/Events


2 replies

  1. Thanks for the great shout-out Thomas Rosell, look forward to seeing you on the Preservation Trail next Saturday.


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