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Ocean Springs in Jackson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Charnley~Norwood House (Bon Silene)

 
 
Charnley~Norwood House (Bon Silene) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
1. Charnley~Norwood House (Bon Silene) Marker
Inscription.  Designed in 1890 by Chicago architect Louis Sullivan (known as the "Father of the Skyscraper") and his young draftsman, Frank Lloyd Wright, this was the vacation home of James Charnley and later Fredrick Norwood, both Chicago lumber magnates. The house's strong horizontal lines, open floor plan and lavish use of glass to "erase" barriers between the interior and exterior were precursors of ideas that revolutionized 20th century American architecture. Norwood named the estate 'Bon Silene' for its rose gardens.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 30° 23.682′ N, 88° 48.545′ W. Marker is in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker is on East Beach Drive east of Holcomb Boulevard, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 509 E Beach Dr, Ocean Springs MS 39564, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ocean Springs (approx. 1˝ miles away); Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ocean Springs World War I Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); Carter-Calloway House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Ocean Springs Blues (approx. 1.8 miles away); Marshall Park (approx. 1.8 miles away); Marble Springs (approx. 1.9 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocean Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charnley-Norwood House. (Submitted on October 24, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
2. The Restoration of the Charnley-Norwood House. (Submitted on October 24, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Charnley~Norwood House (Bon Silene) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
2. Charnley~Norwood House (Bon Silene) Marker
Charnley~Norwood House (Bon Silene) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
3. Charnley~Norwood House (Bon Silene)
Charnley~Norwood House (Bon Silene) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
4. Charnley~Norwood House (Bon Silene)
Charnley~Norwood House (Bon Silene) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
5. Charnley~Norwood House (Bon Silene)
Charnley~Norwood House (Bon Silene) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse
6. Charnley~Norwood House (Bon Silene)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 24, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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