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

Administration Building

 
 
Administration Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
1. Administration Building Marker
Inscription.  Designed in the Mission Revival style by New Orleans Architect, Rathbone Emile DeBuys and built by Chevally & Fursden Contractors of Gulfport, the Administration Building was one of the first buildings constructed for the Gulf Park College for Women. Completed in 1921, the Administration Building served as the classroom and office center of the school, which was among the earliest accredited colleges for women in the South, and it continued in that capacity even after the campus was acquired by the University of Southern Mississippi in 1972.

The building suffered major damage by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and was demolished in 2013. The original foundation walls and stairs remain to preserve the site and to memorialize the building's historical significance in the development of the campus.
 
Erected by the University of Southern Mississippi.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureDisastersEducationNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1921.
 
Location. 30° 21.133′ 
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N, 89° 8.181′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is on Friendship Oak Circle north of Avenue of the Oaks. Located at Admin Plaza on the Gulf Park campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Friendship Oak Circle, Long Beach MS 39560, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Friendship Oak" (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Friendship Oak (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gulf Park College (about 300 feet away); St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Early Long Beach (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Early Long Beach (approx. 0.4 miles away); Long Beach Presbyterian Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Hurricane Katrina / Storm Recovery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
 
Graphic of the former Administration Building. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
2. Graphic of the former Administration Building.
Administration Building Marker, stairs and foundation in background. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
3. Administration Building Marker, stairs and foundation in background.
Wide view of former Administration Building and the marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
4. Wide view of former Administration Building and the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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