Pascagoula in Jackson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
R.A. Farnsworth Summer Home
The Farnsworth Summer House was built ca. 1898 by local lumber magnate R. A. Farnsworth as his family's beach cottage. The house's five rooms were arranged in linear fashion to take maximum advantage of the gulf breezes and were completely encircled by a spacious gallery with Victorian turned posts and spindled frieze. Farnsworth reputedly owned the first automobile in Pascagoula. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1991, the house was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Erected 2012 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 30° 20.616′ N, 88° 33.435′ W. Marker is in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker is on Beack Boulevard east of Bernard Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pascagoula MS 39567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Running the Blockade: SS Fanny (Fox) (a few steps from this marker); Randall's Tavern (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Round Island Affair - 1849 Georgia P. Kinne House (approx. Ό mile away); Cottage by the Sea Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shipbuilding in Jackson County (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Faulkner, Pascagoula Novelist (approx. 0.4 miles away); Capt. John Grant (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pascagoula.
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