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

Historic Downtown Biloxi Walking Tour

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, November 28, 2015
1. Historic Downtown Biloxi Walking Tour Marker
Inscription. Historic downtown Biloxi has seen many changes over the decades caused by disasters both natural and man-made including fires, hurricanes, and urban renewal. Today visitors will find an eclectic blend of old and new architecture. Downtown includes the Rue Magnolia District which features mid and late 19th century commercial and residential structures including the Magnolia Hotel, the only antebellum hotel structure on the Gulf Coast as well as the Vieux Marche, a two block portion of Howard Avenue which was in the center of Biloxi retail and commercial activity until the late 1970's. Today, both the Vieux Marche and the Rue Magnolia districts are experiencing a renaissance with new businesses moving into restored buildings.

Visitors are invited to explore this history through this self-guided walking tour which encompasses the heart of downtown Biloxi featuring 21 stops along the way.

Extensive information about the rich, diverse history of Biloxi is available at the Local & Genealogy Department of the Biloxi Public Library located just east of downtown at 580 Howard Avenue and at the Biloxi Visitor Center located at 1050 Beach Boulevard.
 
Location. 30° 23.591′ N, 88° 53.171′ W. Marker is in Biloxi, Mississippi, in Harrison County
Historic Downtown Biloxi Walking Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 28, 2015
2. Historic Downtown Biloxi Walking Tour Marker
. Marker is at the intersection of Beach Boulevard (U.S. 90) and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on Beach Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 710 Beach Blvd, Biloxi MS 39530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Downtown Biloxi (within shouting distance of this marker); Brielmaier House (within shouting distance of this marker); High Water Mark (within shouting distance of this marker); Chris LeDoux (within shouting distance of this marker); Biloxi City Park & Welcome Sign (within shouting distance of this marker); William Bartram Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Biloxi (about 500 feet away); Biloxi City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biloxi.
 
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Historic Downtown Biloxi Walking Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 28, 2015
3. Historic Downtown Biloxi Walking Tour Marker
Welcome to Biloxi Rue Magnolia Bus Stop
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 19, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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