Location Information
(for the Gillis House)
Name:Gillis House
Address:590 Beach Boulevard
(see also 047-BLX-1173-MVD)
City/County:Biloxi, Harrison County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1830
No. of Stories:1.5
Destroyed:Aug. 29, 2005 (Hurricane Katrina)
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:07 Jul 1978
Date Delisted:16 Jul 2008
View National Register Nomination Form
Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:12-06-1985
Recorded:05-01-1986
Book/Vol. No.:V. 170, p. 298
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:East Central Historic District
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Context/Comments
A hip-roofed galleried cottage that illustrated the importance of Biloxi as a summer home for New Orleans residents whose wealth was based on cotton speculation. The Gillis House served as the summer home of the families of New Orleans cotton factors from 1838 ro 1927. Originally listed on the National Register on 17 May 1973, from documentation compiled by Ron Miller. Having lost its registration status upon being moved in 1977, it was re-listed on 7 July 1978. Rehabilitated using HPF grants of $20,000 awarded in 1977 and $35,000 awarded in 1978. Designated a Mississippi Landmark on 6 December 1985. Included in The Buildings of Biloxi (1976) (pp. 121-122), and in Historic Architecture in Mississippi (p. 91). It was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina on 29 August 2005. [HABS: MS-154 (1940/1978): photo and measured drawings]