Location Information
(for the F. M. Weed House)
Name:F. M. Weed House
Address:1007 Iberville Avenue
City/County:Ocean Springs, Jackson County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1900
Architectural Styles(s):Queen Anne
No. of Stories:1
Destroyed:demolished c.March 2017
Registration Information
NR District Name:Marble Springs
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:1
Brief Description
One-story, wood-frame house with gable-roof and central entry on concrete block pier foundation. Rectangular plan. Replacement door. Above main door is etched glass transom. Windows are 2/2 wood DHS. Flushboard exterior siding. Inset full-width porch is supported by square wood posts with decorative brackets spanned by a plain balustrade, with large shingled pediment above. A vinyl clad shed-roofed addition extends from the rear (north).
Historic Information
This residence was constructed for Frederick M. Weed, known as 'The Yankee Mayor' of Ocean Springs. A native of Vermont, Weed was brought to Ocean Springs by his employer, the L&N Railroad in 1877 to serve as the railroad and express agent. He was elected mayor of Ocean Springs in 1899 and served six consecutive terms before stepping down in 1911. He was one of the founders of the Ocean Springs State Bank in 1905 and active in local real estate. He died at this residence on Dec. 3, 1926. The house was moved to current site around 1960 to make way for US Highway 90.