Location Information
(for the Old Biloxi City Hospital II 1929)
Name:(Old) Biloxi City Hospital (II) (1929)
Address:648 Beach Boulevard
City/County:Biloxi, Harrison County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1929
No. of Stories:3
Destroyed:Aug. 29, 2005 (Hurricane Katrina)
Local Designation Information
Local District Name:East Central Historic District
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Context/Comments
Biloxi City Hospital, founded in 1919 (or 1908?), moved to this building (then referred to as the “New Biloxi Hospital”) in 1929. The institution moved to a new building in 1963 (now the Biloxi Regional Medical Center), at which time this building became a convalescent home. In 1984 it became the Biloxi Regional Outreach Treatment Center, and later a drug rehabilitation center called the Bienville Recovery Center, which closed in the early 1990s. In June 1998 the Biloxi Specialty Hospital, a long-term, acute care facility, began operation in the building. (See article, “Long-term hospital begins test,” Sun Herald, June 7, 1998.)