Charnley-Norwood House to Open for Tours

Starting tomorrow, the historic Charnley-Norwood House will be open for tours every Friday.
The home, located at 509 East Beach Drive in Ocean Springs, was designed and built in 1890 by renowned Chicago architect Louis Sullivan. The Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area has been hard at work to restore and re-open the home after it was damaged by Katrina. They hope visitors will come out and experience the workmanship of Sullivan and his draftsman Frank Lloyd Wright, all while learning about the history of the area. It will be open for tours every Friday from 10 a.m. to 4.p.m. Admission is free.
Melissa Scallan, with Department of Marine Resources public information, said, “Well, this is a very historic home. It was designed and built by the famous architect Louis Sullivan and his understudy, Frank Lloyd Wright. It is a very historic part of Ocean Springs and we feel that if they go to the house then they can be drawn to the other things in Ocean Springs, also.”
No appointments are required. Guests are reminded not to wear heels because of the uniqueness of the wood floors.

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