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

Father Ryan House

 
 
Father Ryan House Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
1. Father Ryan House Marker (Front)
Inscription. Known as the Father Ryan House, the Greek Revival house once located here was built ca. 1840 by Judge W.C. Wade of Natchez. Among the area's first vacation villas, it was sold to New Orleans architect T.W. Carter in 1885, and was altered. It may be best remembered for the large palm tree that grew through the front steps. Father Abram Ryan, known as the Poet Laureate of the Confederacy and author of the poem "The Conquered Banner" lived here after the Civil War. The house was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
 
Erected 2013 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 30° 23.702′ N, 88° 54.527′ W. Marker is in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Beach Boulevard (U.S. 90) and Caldwell Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Beach Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1196 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. White House Hotel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Biloxi Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moran Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Moran Site History
Graphic representation of the house. (Rear) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
2. Graphic representation of the house. (Rear)
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Landing of Pierre LeMoyne D'Iberville (approx. 0.4 miles away); Archaeological Findings (approx. 0.4 miles away); French Colonial Memorial Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil Rights Wade-Ins (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biloxi.
 
More about this marker. A previous marker, located here, had this inscription:

Residence in post Civil War years of Abram Ryan, priest, teacher, soldier, chaplain, & Poet of the Confederacy, here he wrote The Conquered Banner and The Sea Reverie. Often visited Jefferson Davis at Beauvoir.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Father Ryan. (Submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicNotable Buildings
 
Former location of Father Ryan House. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
3. Former location of Father Ryan House.
View of marker looking south to the Gulf of Mexico. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
4. View of marker looking south to the Gulf of Mexico.
Reverend Abram J. Ryan image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain PD-US
5. Reverend Abram J. Ryan
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 23, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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