Biloxi in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Historic Downtown Biloxi
The success of the Biloxi seafood industry during the late 19th century swelled the city's population. The two canning districts, Black Bay and Point Cadet, and the downtown area experienced the greatest population growth. Occurring during pre-automobile days, downtown expansion featured commercial structures on small lots with few parking facilities. The Biloxi Street Railway which connected the downtown area with Point Cadet, Black Bay, the front beach, and western points was the primary form of transportation.
Development of the downtown area during the 20th century reflects the growth of Keesler Air Force Base and a thriving tourist industry. The devastation of Hurricane Camille in 1969 brought
Erected by City of Biloxi.
Location. 30° 23.593′ N, 88° 53.188′ W. Marker is in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street. and Beach Boulevard (U.S. 90), on the right when traveling south on Main Street.. Touch for map. Located in the Biloxi Town Green. Marker is at or near this postal address: 710 Beach Blvd, Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Downtown Biloxi Walking Tour (within shouting distance of this marker); Brielmaier House (within shouting distance of this marker); High Water Mark (within shouting distance of this marker); Chris LeDoux (within shouting distance of this marker); Biloxi City Park & Welcome Sign (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bartram Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Biloxi Public Library 1925 (about 500 feet away); Biloxi (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biloxi.
Also see . . . Biloxi Town Green. (Submitted on December 1, 2015.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 1, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.