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Biloxi in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Slavic Benevolent Association

 
 
Slavic Benevolent Association Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
1. Slavic Benevolent Association Marker
Inscription.  Originally on this site was the Slavic Benevolent Association Lodge, a 13,000 sq. ft. structure with a meeting hall accommodating 600 people. Known as the Slavonian Lodge, the building served as a social center for the large number of ethnic Slavs in the area who were key in developing Biloxi's oyster and shrimp industry. The Lodge hosted social activities including a performance by Elvis Presley on June 25, 1955. The Slavonian Lodge was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
 
Erected 2013 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Places. A significant historical date for this entry is June 25, 1955.
 
Location. 30° 23.626′ N, 88° 51.606′ W. Marker is in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of East First Street and Myrtle Street on East First Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 150 East First Street, Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Point Cadet (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Coast Guard Station Barracks
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(about 500 feet away); Tullis-Toledano House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Deer Island Coastal Preserve (approx. 0.7 miles away); Biloxi's Famous Schooner Races (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tivoli Hotel (approx. 0.8 miles away); Birthplace of Barq's (approx. 1.1 miles away); Debuys-Hermann-Keller House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biloxi.
 
Regarding Slavic Benevolent Association. In 2010, a new $3 million Slavonian Lodge was built, three blocks away, that is twice as large as the former lodge.
 
Former location of the Slavonian Lodge. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
2. Former location of the Slavonian Lodge.
View of marker, looking north on Myrtle Street, towards the Palace Casino. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
3. View of marker, looking north on Myrtle Street, towards the Palace Casino.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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