Read The Plaque https://readtheplaque.com Always read the plaque en-us Elmwood Manor https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/elmwood-manor https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/elmwood-manor 2019-11-09 03:08:39.923393 Elmwood Manor Elmwood Manor

Located here was a two-story, French Creole house, with two-tiered galleries. Although construction may have begun prior to the War of 1812, the house was not completed until 1828. Situated on a large plantation, with Sea Island cotton its principal crop, the house was once owned by Jesse Cowand (1786-1852), who fought in the Battle of New Orleans in Beale's Company, Orleans Riflemen. Elmwood Manor was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.

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St. Augustine’s Seminary https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/st-augustine-s-seminary https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/st-augustine-s-seminary 2019-11-09 03:08:25.406471 St. Augustine’s Seminary St. Augustine’s Seminary

Founded 1920 in Greenville, Miss., by Divine Word Missionaries. Moved to Bay St. Louis, 1923. Oldest existing Catholic seminary in Miss. for training of young men as missionary brothers & priests.

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First Baptist Church of Bay St. Louis https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/first-baptist-church-of-bay-st-louis https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/first-baptist-church-of-bay-st-louis 2019-11-09 03:08:21.707056 First Baptist Church of Bay St. Louis First Baptist Church of Bay St. Louis

First established as the Elim Baptist Church in 1858, this congregation was dissolved in 1877 and revitalized in April 1896 as First Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. O.D. Bowen. The church moved to this location on Main Street in October 1947 after purchasing an army chapel from the surplus sale of Camp Van Dorn, a U.S. Army training base located in Centreville, Mississippi. This chapel served the church through hurricane Camille (1969) but had to be replaced after hurricane Katrina (2005).

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Our Lady of the Gulf https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/our-lady-of-the-gulf https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/our-lady-of-the-gulf 2019-11-09 03:08:18.326238 Our Lady of the Gulf Our Lady of the Gulf

Established 1847 by Bishop J.J. Chanche, S.S., first Bishop of Natchez. Mother church of Hancock County, third oldest Catholic parish on the Gulf Coast and fifth oldest in Mississippi.

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St. Joseph's Academy https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/st-joseph-s-academy https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/st-joseph-s-academy 2019-11-09 03:08:13.546730 St. Joseph's Academy St. Joseph's Academy

On January 7, 1855, a Catholic parochial school was established on this site by the Sisters of St. Joseph who came to Bay St. Louis from Bourg, France at the request of Reverend Louis Stanislaus Buteux, first pastor of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church.

Tragically, the Academy buildings were destroyed by fire in 1907. The following year a three-story brick building was built to accommodate administrative offices, classrooms , and dormitories for boarding students. The Academy's student body consisted of girls from the first through the twelfth grade and boys from the first through third grade. In 1960 the Academy became a school for girls only. Sadly the Academy closed its doors in 1967 and the main building, depicted above, was demolished in 1973.

This memorial is dedicated by the St. Joseph's Academy Alumnae of Bay St. Louis in loving memory of the many teachers and students who passed through its doors during its 112 year existence.

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Hancock County Bank https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/hancock-county-bank https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/hancock-county-bank 2019-11-09 03:08:06.331632 Hancock County Bank Hancock County Bank

Hancock County Bank opened on October 9, 1899. Weeks later the bank's board of directors purchased this property at the corner of Main Street and South Beach as the site of a new headquarters. Bay St. Louis's first two-story brick building, the bank was constructed by John T. McDonald and completed in September 1900. The building later housed a post office and a United States customs office. It was renovated after suffering extensive damage from Hurricane Camille in 1969 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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St. Stanislaus College https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/st-stanislaus-college https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/st-stanislaus-college 2019-11-09 03:08:03.424292 St. Stanislaus College St. Stanislaus College

Founded 1854, by Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Oldest institution of learning on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. On Beach Boulevard, facing the Gulf, the school became college preparatory in 1923.

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The "Pirate House" https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/the-pirate-house https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/the-pirate-house 2019-11-09 03:08:00.718503 The "Pirate House" The

According to local tradition, the "Pirate House," located here, was built as early as 1802 and was frequented by famed pirate Jean Lafitte and his associates. Later remodeled as a Greek Revival structure, the house is believed to have a secret tunnel. The house was damaged beyond repair during Hurricane Camille in 1969.

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Old Spanish Customs House https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/old-spanish-customs-house https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/old-spanish-customs-house 2019-11-09 03:07:55.918909 Old Spanish Customs House Old Spanish Customs House

On this site stood the "Spanish Customs House," perhaps the oldest structure in Bay St. Louis. The house is believed to have been built by French colonist Hyacinth Caron in 1787. The date of construction is based on an inscription in the brickwork. A two-and-a half-story stuccoed brick building of Creole architectural influence, the house originally included a two-tiered gallery on all four sides and three rooms on each floor connected by an exterior stair. Destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
 

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Commemoration of Sisters Buried Here https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/commemoration-of-sisters-buried-here https://readtheplaque.com/plaque/commemoration-of-sisters-buried-here 2019-11-06 05:05:43.669999 Commemoration of Sisters Buried Here Commemoration of Sisters Buried Here

The Sisters of St. Joseph taught here for 38 years. Fifty three different Sisters worked here. Three of them are buried in this cemetery. We are unable to identify the precise spot of their burial. Steel markers were placed at the sites. Over the years a few of the steel markers have survived but any inscriptions on these markers have been effaced. This memorial marker commemorates their presence in our cemetery.

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