Picayune in Pearl River County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Dedicated on November 23, 1986, the Pinecote Pavilion was built by the family of L.O. Crosby, Jr. (1907-1978) as a memorial to his legacy. Crosby was a noted forestry figure, philanthropist, and civic leader who held a deep love for nature. Designed by the world-renowned architect E. Fay Jones, the cathedral-like structure rises in harmony with the nearby towering longleaf pines. In 1990, the pavilion received the prestigious Honor Award for Design Excellence from the American Institute of Architects.
Erected 2018 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is November 23, 1986.
Location. 30° 30.191′ N, 89° 39.872′ W. Marker is in Picayune, Mississippi, in Pearl River County. Marker is on Ridge Road 0.2 miles south of Freirson Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 647 Ridge Road, Picayune MS 39466, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow Picayune Colored High School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Southern Railroad Logo (approx. 1.7 miles away); Pearl River County - Area Confederate Companies (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tank Car CROX 2027 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Picayune (approx. 2 miles away); The "Hancock Rebels" (approx. 3.2 miles away); Santa Rosa (approx. 6.6 miles away); John C. Stennis Space Center (approx. 11.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Picayune.
More about this marker. Located at the entrance of the Crosby Arboretum.
The Pavilion is located inside the arboretum, which was closed at time my visit. Admission is required to visit arboretum.
Also see . . . Crosby Arboretum Website. (Submitted on May 10, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 10, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.