Biloxi in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
The Memorial Garden
The oldest French Colonial cemetery in the south now holds an important part of Biloxi's history. The most appropriate direction to reflect the admiration and determination of those early settlers was to design a memorial garden representing a sign of hope, empathy, and understanding. The French inspired garden, designed by Allred Architects and Christian Preus Landscape Architecture, bolsters the historical and ecological landscape of the site. The angel adorning the center represents unconditional love in the face of adversity for those seeking peace and a new life.
Top: Bishop Roger Morin and Father Michael Austin, Catholic Diocese of Biloxi, performed the rite of committal accompanied by the Knights of Columbus and the 1699 Historical Committee during a special re-interment ceremony.
Right middle: Weeping Angel Statue
Bottom: The French Colonial Memorial Garden Master Plan prepared by Christian Preus Landscape Architecture.
Location. Touch for map. Located next to the Biloxi Visitors Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 Beach Boulevard, Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. French Colonial Memorial Garden (a few steps from this marker); Archaeological Findings (a few steps from this marker); The Moran Site History (a few steps from this marker); Moran Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre LeMoyne Sieur d'Iberville (within shouting distance of this marker); High Water Mark (within shouting distance of this marker); The Evolution of Biloxi Tourism (within shouting distance of this marker); Robinson-Maloney-Dantzler House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biloxi.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.