Ocean Springs History Museum presents
Ishee Visionary Builder
Mississippi Gulf Coast contractor & developer Carroll Ishee (1921-1982) is an artist whose medium was brick, concrete, lumber, and glass crafted into buildings set thoughtfully in unmolested natural landscapes. His houses draw from concepts commonly found in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, mid-century modern design, and Japanese homes. This exhibit emphasizes the most notable period of his work between 1964-1980.
If you’re unfamiliar with the name Ishee, he is synonymous with creative houses, tucked away on densely wooded lots. Despite the originality of his designs, he had no formal education as a designer or builder making his work all the more impressive. There is not much information available about Ishee, so an exhibit highlighting his career is definitely something worth checking out.