Home tour to celebrate Biloxi architecture

Biloxi will celebrate its architectural heritage on Sunday with a historic home tour of seven of 30 historic properties the City Council recently added to the roster of Biloxi Landmarks.

Sites on the tour include private homes and commercial structures representing some of the prominent architectural styles in Biloxi from the late 1890s through the early 20th century.

The free tour will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. The Old Brick House at 622 Bayview Ave. will serve as tour headquarters, where participants will receive tour maps and refreshments.

>p>To see two maps that display stops on this weekend’s tour, click here.

Other tour sites are:

— 200 Bayview Ave., home of Richard Desporte..

— 245 Bayview Ave., home of Mr. and Mrs. Burton (Tanya) Swoope.

— 154 Hopkins Blvd., home of Nancy Lamey.

— 955 Howard Ave., office of Denton Law Firm.

— 979 Howard Ave., office of Hengen Law Firm.

— 144 Seal Ave., home of James and Sarah Rider.

— 220 Seal Ave., home of Chip and Kornman Barnes.

The Biloxi Landmark Program was established to honor and protect Biloxi’s rich architectural and cultural heritage. Currently, 145 buildings and sites have been designated as landmarks because of their architectural style or historic significance.

Applications are now being accepted from home and business owners interested in having their property designated as a Biloxi Landmark. To be considered for designation this year, applications must be received no later than Aug. 31.

For more information on the Biloxi Landmark program or the tour, contact Bill Raymond, historical administrator for the City of Biloxi at (228) 435-6244 or at braymond@biloxi.ms.us.

To see a poster created in honor of this year’s designees, click here.

For information on the poster, e-mail Sheri Munter at smunter@biloxi.ms.us