Forum to help identify historic buildings in Division, Main area

Local and community leaders are asking for the public’s help in identifying historic structures in the Division and Main streets.

A community forum will be held Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows School, 800 Division St.

“This is an area that has been considered historic for a long time and it’s time to recognize it,” said Bill Raymond, historic administrator for the city.  “We want to preserve and tell the story of these buildings and of the community.”

The goal of the forum is to collect information from the public about historic buildings along Division and Main streets so that they can be evaluated for eligibility on the National Register of Historic Places.  Once a building is placed on the National Register, it would become eligible for preservation grants and tax credits.

The forum is being sponsored by the City of Biloxi, East Biloxi Community Collaborative, Gulf Coast Community Design Studio and the Biloxi branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Print a flyer about the forum


News and notes

Visitors Center Christmas items:  The Biloxi Visitors Center is now selling “Christmas in Biloxi” long-sleeve T-shirts for $30 and “Biloxi Lighthouse C-130” ornaments for $17. To see photos of the items, click here.

Sports Complex temporarily closing: The A.J. Holloway Sports Complex will be closed from Dec. 19 through Jan. 3 so that city crews can fertilize the grounds.  The complex will re-open after the school holiday on Monday, Jan. 4.