Beauvoir repairing fences damaged by Hurricane Zeta

The white picket fence surrounding one of Biloxi’s most well-known historical landmarks is slowly, but surely being restored.

Beauvoir’s fence was ripped apart from winds during Hurricane Zeta. The damage was visible to anyone, but driving down Highway 90 now you can see it is on the mend.

There have been a few issues in the restoration process, one being that the fence has to follow specifications set by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History since Beauvoir is a historical landmark.

Another is the lack of fencing supplies available since many residents were left with battered fences following Zeta. Kitsaa Stevens with Beauvoir Development and Programs said, “There are two things that people notice when driving down 90 about the main property, one the main house, two that beautiful white picket fence. It needs to be historically correct. It was here when Jefferson Davis was here. It is not only for eye appeal, it’s also part of our security.”

The fence project is asking for one last round of donations.

Any amount is appreciated, but when you donate $300 that will cover a six-foot section and your name will be put on plaque for the donation wall.

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