Biloxi to honor 105 properties as historic landmarks, sites

As part of Biloxi’s celebration of Historic Preservation Month, 105 buildings and sites listed as Biloxi Landmarks will be presented with plaques this week, recognizing their status as important historic resources.

The bronze plaques, designed by Main Street Biloxi President David Hardy, feature an emblem of the Biloxi Lighthouse, the name and street number of the property and approximate date of construction.

Adopted in 1985 as part of the City of Biloxi’s historic preservation ordinance, the list of Biloxi Landmarks includes important civic buildings, such as Biloxi City Hall, as well as residences, such as the Bowen House on Howard Avenue. Landmarks sites, including the Jewish Cemetery on Reynoir Street, are also included.

The public is invited to the reception to present the Biloxi Landmark plaques, which will be held Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Tullis-Toledano Manor, 360 Beach Blvd. This reception will conclude the “Day in the Park” festivities held in conjunction with the opening of the Pleasant Reed House and the groundbreaking of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.

For a list of properties to receive Biloxi Landmark plaques during a ceremony on Friday, May 16 at Tullis Manor, click here.

To download an entry form to nominate properties for City of Biloxi Landmark designation, click here.

Applications for Biloxi Landmark designation will also be available at the reception.

For more information about this program, please contact Lolly Barnes, Historical Administrator for the City of Biloxi at 435-6244.