Location Information
(for the Halstead Place)
Name:Halstead Place
Address:617 Beach Drive, East
City/County:Ocean Springs, Jackson County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1910
Architectural Styles(s):Craftsman
No. of Stories:2
Destroyed:demolished after Katrina (June 2007)
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:20 Apr 1987
MPS:Ocean Springs Multiple Resource Area
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Context/Comments
Halstead Place is significant in the agricultural history of Ocean Springs as the home of a family of locally renowned horticulturalists. E.W. Halstead Sr., a former Assistant Horticulturalist for Cuba, and his son, E.W. Halstead Jr., who was in charge of horticultural work in New Mexico for five years and in Cuba for ten years, operated a highly successful nursery and orchard business. They cultivated pecan trees, Satsuma oranges, grapefruit, and other important crops in early 20th century Ocean Springs Agriculture.