Biloxi

Mississippi Streets: 1930s Biloxi

Same view April 2013, courtesy Google Streetview. See other Mississippi Streets: 1920s Yazoo City 1910s Vicksburg 1950s New Albany 1960s Meridian 1930s Camp Shelby 1950s Pascagoula 1960s Neshoba County Fair Drew 1937 Tupelo 1936 Vicksburg 1936 1940s Gulfport 1940s Columbus… Read More ›

Adaptive Reuse

Last September in Malvaney’s post on Mid-Century Fondren’s First National Bank R P Adams commented that as drive up traffic became heavier than lobby traffic banks started having smaller or in some cases no interior banking floor, turning full efforts to multiple… Read More ›

Biloxi Aeroplane Bungalow

I had always thought the term “Aeroplane” or “Airplane” Bungalow was a modern term, one of the many bizarre descriptions that are a lay person’s terminology or inscribed by super studious architectural historians to describe an architectural trend.   So imagine my… Read More ›

Bucky in Biloxi

In 1958 the ninth annual conference of the Gulf States Region of American Institute of Architects was held in Biloxi. It had several big names planned as speakers including Dr. Wernher Von Braun (who ended up not being able to attend) and designer, author, inventor,… Read More ›

National Register 2015: Historic Districts

National Register listings come in two sizes: individual properties and historic districts. In this year’s National Register listings, historic districts outnumber individual properties, which is unusual because districts take more work than individual buildings or sites. The number of districts this year is a… Read More ›