Historical Public Meeting in Biloxi
The City of Biloxi starts a project to help preserve the African-American community in East Biloxi.
Bill Raymond with the Biloxi Historical Society hosted a public meeting to get the community’s input on the 23 architectural resources involved.
The list includes places like the Biloxi Little Theatre, the Marshall and Fannis Nichols House, New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, and Dr. Gilbert R. Mason’s medical office. “We want to hear the history of these buildings and hear the stories behind the buildings so that as we do, we have a consultant who is actually doing scholarly research on them and as she writes the history of these buildings she can incorporate the information the community provides her,” said Raymond.
The project will cost nearly $7,000 to complete. The city expects to have it finished by the end of this summer.