It’s hard to believe it has been 13 years. Trying to think of something that is Hurricane Katrina related we’ve not yet shared, I came across this presentation by Mississippi Heritage Trust’s past Executive Director, David Preziosi. It is an excellent presentation that gives some insight to MHT’s herculean efforts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Katrina.
Another recent recollection is that the Tullis-Toledano House that was in Biloxi until it was crushed by a casino barge, as discussed in the above video, makes a cameo in the print version of the National Park Service Preservation Brief 39 Holding the Line: Controlling Unwanted Moisture in Historic Buildings. Unfortunately, it is not featured in the digital version. Here is a snapshot of the cameo. UPDATE: here is the link to an NPS scan of the hardcopy version of the Preservation Brief. https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/preservedocs/preservation-briefs/39Preserve-Brief-Moisture.pdf
Previous MissPres Observations of Hurricane Katrina’s Anniversary
Categories: Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, Demolition/Abandonment, Disasters, Gautier, Gulf Coast, Gulfport, Historic Preservation, Hurricane Katrina, Lost Mississippi, MDAH, Mississippi Heritage Trust, Moss Point, MS Dept. of Archives and History, National Park Service, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, Pass Christian
I do not think I will ever forget the experience of working the Disaster Recovery Centers in Biloxi, Ocean Springs, and Poplarville post Katrina.
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depressing memories, even for someone living away, seeing damage on a screen or in newspaper coverage— the harvey ‘1 year anniversary’ has just happened, too.
My intent was not to depress, but to commemorate the losses and celebrate the recovery and togetherness that came about from post-Katrina preservation efforts. Preservation In Mississippi was born from that togetherness and community building.