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

Saucier-Bidwell-Pratt House

 
 
Saucier-Bidwell-Pratt House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2015
1. Saucier-Bidwell-Pratt House Marker
Inscription.
Side 1
Built ca. 1855 by Pierre Saucier,
whose son was later mayor of
Pass Christian, the two-story Greek
Revival House located here had
a central temple-like portico and
square-columned galleries spanning
its facade, and an octagonal Gothic
Revival outbuilding on its grounds. It
was later the home of renowned
New Orleans theatre impresario David
Bidwell. Known locally as "Union
Quarters," the house was destroyed
during Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


Side 2
(Drawing of former home)
 
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° 18.95′ N, 89° 14.585′ W. Marker is in Pass Christian, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is on East Scenic Drive 0.1 miles west of Davis Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 247 East Scenic Drive, Pass Christian MS 39571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scenic Drive Historic District (about 500 feet away, measured
Saucier-Bidwell-Pratt House Drawing image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2015
2. Saucier-Bidwell-Pratt House Drawing
in a direct line); Blues & Jazz in the Pass (about 500 feet away); Constitution of the United States of America (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Flag of the United States of America (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Liberty Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Declaration of Independence (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Star Spangled Banner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Independence Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pass Christian.
 
More about this marker. Former location of historical marker "Union Quarters" that was inside the fence.
 
Also see . . .  The Story of Union Quarters. The Pierre and Elizabeth Nicaise Saucier Home. (Submitted on August 30, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. Antebellum South, USDisastersNotable Buildings
 
House Marker & former location image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2015
3. House Marker & former location
View of marker looking towards Gulf of Mexico image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2015
4. View of marker looking towards Gulf of Mexico
View east down Scenic Boulevard image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2015
5. View east down Scenic Boulevard
Former "Union Quarters" Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Google Street View
6. Former "Union Quarters" Historical Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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