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

Vance-Gillis House

 
 
Vance-Gillis House Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
1. Vance-Gillis House Marker (Front)
Inscription. Built in the 1830s, the French Creole house once located here incorporated Federal and Greek Revival decorative influences in its design. The gallery completely encircled the house, and its slender, colonnettes supported a broad hipped roof with flared eaves. Used as a summer residence by several New Orleans families for many years, the house was moved to this location to prevent its demolition during construction of I-110 but was completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
 
Erected 2013 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 30° 23.612′ N, 88° 52.872′ W. Marker is in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Beach Boulevard (U.S. 90) and Bellman Street, on the right when traveling west on Beach Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 513 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Debuys-Hermann-Keller House (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of the Redeemer (within shouting distance of this marker);
Graphic representation of the house. (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
2. Graphic representation of the house. (Rear)
Biloxi (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Barq's (approx. mile away); William Bartram Trail (approx. mile away); Biloxi City Park & Welcome Sign (approx. mile away); Chris LeDoux (approx. mile away); High Water Mark (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biloxi.
 
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Vance-Gillis House image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, February 23, 1940
3. Vance-Gillis House
View of location of former Vance-Gillis House. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
4. View of location of former Vance-Gillis House.
View of marker and property looking east. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
5. View of marker and property looking east.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 135 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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