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

Early Bank and Post Office

 
 
Early Bank and Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
1. Early Bank and Post Office Marker
Inscription. Oldest commercial building on Jeff Davis Avenue. Built in 1924 by Hancock County Bank as its second branch. Located in Long Beach primarily to serve this area's growing truck farming industry. Because of the Great Depression, the branch was moved in 1933 to Gulfport. The city library located here for few months in 1939-1940. Southern Star Lodge No. 55 F. & A. M. purchased building in 1940. After renovations, Masons first met in this new upstairs hall February 7, 1941. Mrs Minnie Dubuisson, postmaster, rented building's first floor in 1942 for Long Beach Post Office where it remained until 1960. First home mail deliveries made from this site in 1947.
 
Erected 1998 by the Long Beach Historical Society and Hancock Bank.
 
Location. 30° 20.97′ N, 89° 9.052′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Jeff Davis Avenue and East 2nd Street, on the right when traveling south on Jeff Davis Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 126 Jeff Davis Avenue, Long Beach MS 39560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Long Beach Schools (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Long Beach Centennial 1905-2005
Old bank today houses an upscale coffee bistro and salon. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
2. Old bank today houses an upscale coffee bistro and salon.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Early Long Beach (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Truck Farming (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Early Long Beach (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boggsdale (approx. 1.3 miles away); Gulfport Civil Rights Wade-In (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Hancock Bank Press Release about current and old banks. (Submitted on February 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
View from City Hall towards old bank. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
3. View from City Hall towards old bank.
View from marker towards City Hall and East 2nd Street image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
4. View from marker towards City Hall and East 2nd Street
Current restored Hancock Bank image. Click for full size.
By Google Street View
5. Current restored Hancock Bank
One block north of old bank, the current bank was renovated after Hurricane Katrina.
 
 
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 239 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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