Biloxi’s first ‘shopping mall’

By Jane Shambra The 1960s was an epic decade for the Coast. With a new annexation in place, the City of Biloxi’s westernmost boundary expanded from Rodenberg Avenue to DeBuys Road. Around that same time, Edgewater Mall (aka Edgewater Plaza) was completed on Beach Boulevard, offering air-conditioned and rain-resistant shopping. But where did Biloxians shop […]

Biloxi’s first roadways

Can you guess which of Biloxi’s streets is the oldest?  You might be surprised.  When the first settlers made landfall on the southernmost shores of this city’s peninsula, they did not encounter a ready-made path to travel east and west.  Indeed, the first documented byway appearing on maps through Biloxi is drawn as a narrow […]

Remembering Camille

Editor’s note: This issue of BNews launches a new monthly column on Biloxi history, written by the manager of the Local History and Genealogy section of the Biloxi Public Library. By Jane Shambra Hurricanes are nothing new to the Gulf Coast.  Before the days of high technology, we can find documented evidence of monstrous visits […]