Old courthouse demolition well underway

Community Bank kicked off the demolition of the old federal courthouse in downtown Biloxi with a ceremony this morning at 9:30, and a couple hours later, nearly all of the building’s exterior was gone. The location at Lameuse Street and Howard Avenue will be the site of the bank’s new Biloxi office.
Video: See the ceremony and ensuing demolition

Demolition derby: Downtown library, Grand Hotel

The demolition of the old federal courthouse in Biloxi brings back memories of other notable demolitions in Biloxi’s past. Here are a couple in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina:
Demolition of the Katrina-ravaged downtown library (November 2008)
Implosion of the Katrina-ravaged Grand Hotel (May 2006)