Pascagoula in Jackson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
The Longfellow House
In the ship-yard stood the Master...From Pascagoula's sunny bay
After Mrs. Graham's death the house went through a series of owners, In 1902 it was purchased by the Pollock Family who named it Bellevue although locals usually referred to it as the Pollock House. The plantation's biggest renovation occurred after Bob Ingalls came to town in 1938 and started Ingalls Shipbuilding. He needed an upscale place where visiting dignitaries could stay and changed the name to Longfellow House to reflect the popular notion, gained from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, The Building of the Ship, that the poet had been inspired to write while staying here. Those lines are the subtitle at the top of this panel. From the 1950s through the 1990s the property was operated as a country club with rooms and cabanas for rent and even a nine-hole golf course. There were subsequent changes of ownership and now the house is, once again, a private residence.
There are several legends associated with the Longfellow House that enhance its mystique. Reports of
[Photo caption]: Longfellow House from 1940 postcard
Erected 2012 by the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society & the Pascagoula Men's Club.
Location. 30° 20.556′ N, 88° 31.685′ W. Marker is in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Grand Oaks Drive, on the right when traveling east on Beach Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Lawson – Military Hospital on Greenwood Island – 1848 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Twiggs and the Military Asylum 1849-1855 (about 500 feet away); Camp Jefferson Davis - Soldiers Return From The Mexican War - 1848 (approx. 0.3 miles away); President Zachary Taylor's Summer Home Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Jefferson Davis (approx. 0.4 miles away); Louisiana Native Guard Attacks Pascagoula (approx. 0.4 miles away); Capt. John Grant (approx. 1.6 miles away); Shipbuilding in Jackson County (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pascagoula.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on the Bellevue House (aka Longfellow House). (Submitted on March 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.