Location Information
(for the O.G. Swetman House)
Name:O.G. Swetman House
Address:1210 Beach Boulevard
1516 Beach Boulevard, West
City/County:Biloxi, Harrison County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1905
Architectural Styles(s):Colonial Revival
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NR District Name:West Beach
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:26
MPS:Historic Resources of Biloxi
Mississippi Landmark Information
Book/Vol. No.:2472 D - J2
Easement Information
Date Signed:04-13-2007
Easement Type:Preservation/Maintenance
Book/Vol. No.:Book 2007 Page 2699
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:West Beach Historic District
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Local Landmark Listing Date:07 Sep 2010
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A 2.5-story, wood-frame, Colonial Revival house built on 1905. Included in "The Buildings of Biloxi" (1976, p. 141; and 2000, p. 138).
Brief Description
2.5-story, wood-frame, 2-bay (WW-D) hipped-roof Colonial Revival house with 2 hipped-dormers. Side-gable ell with cutaway bay on the east. The double-galleried, full-width porch has square columns and balustrades. Bay #2 is a wood door, with sidelights and transom, all with elliptical lights on the first story; and wood 15-light door, 1 light sidelights, and multi-light transom with diamond motif on the second story. Windows are 1/1 wood DHS with working shutters. House has brick pier foundation, clapboard siding, and asphalt shingle roof. Decorative details include a roof balustrade and finials at the dormers and roof ridges. A shed-roof addition was built on the rear (north) post-1952.
Historic Information
The house was designed by W.T. Harkness and built in 1905 for O.G. Swetman whose long-term employment with the People's Bank of Biloxi led to his promotion to President of the Bank. The property currently remains in the ownership of the Swetman family.