Old Brick House

Old Brick House, Biloxi: Address, Phone Number, Old Brick House Reviews: 3/5

Old Brick House
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Glenda B
Colorado Springs, CO9 contributions
Of Historic Interest
Feb 2020
Never visited this area before and was therefore interested, as always, in places of historic interest. The Old Brick house was built in 1848 and has exterior walls 3 bricks thick - which is how it has survived all these years!
Written March 10, 2020
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Robin R
Mobile,AL155 contributions
Cool place, available for a outdoor walkabout
Jul 2018 • Couples
Love the Old Brick House and its setting. You can walk around the structure, enjoy the view, the porch and the bay, but it's not open to visit. You can look through the windows around the door facing the bay and get an idea of the interior. Worth a quick stop.
Written July 23, 2018
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The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ161,678 contributions
Historically and Architecturally Significant House on the Bay
Feb 2018 • Couples
Growing up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I traveled Bayview Ave along Back Bay Biloxi many times. We did that drive on our February visit to Biloxi and Gulfport, but so very much has changed. Though the area is still home to some of Biloxi’s seafood industry, most of the residential structures were wiped out by Hurricane Katrina. One of the few remaining structures, and one of the oldest houses in Biloxi, The Old Brick House remains. Yes, it did sustain heavy damage from Hurricane Katrina’s storm surge on Back Bay, but has been rebuilt, and looks great.

In my youth, in the late 1950's and 1960's, The Old Brick House was not much to see, even before the two most recent major hurricanes, but now stands as a testament to preservation, and the Biloxi Garden Clubs.

The residential areas around The Old Brick House are mostly gone. There is a seafood processing plant, or two, but it sort of sits, by itself, a lone survivor, looking out onto Back Bay. The rear lawn is still lovely, with views of the Bay, through the stately oak trees, many draped in Spanish moss. The house, itself, is a fine (restored) example of antebellum architecture, and one of only two such, remaining in Biloxi.

During our early morning visit, the museum was closed, but we took the time to wander the exterior and the lawn.

This house is both historically and architecturally significant, and should be a must-do, when one is in Biloxi. It is just too bad that the rest of Bayview Ave has become so commercial, but then the alternative is just lot, after lot, of bare land, where neighborhoods once stood.
Written February 21, 2018
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legalnurse2
Atlanta, GA15 contributions
No one there
Oct 2016 • Couples
Nothing to see at least as is we have past by it for years and never been able to find out its significance?
Written March 23, 2017
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Carol L
Titusville, FL61 contributions
Not much to see here.
Dec 2015 • Family
We drove by the site. It is in an area that has not been restored after the hurricane. It's just a small square house built of red brick. We did not go inside to hear the history.
Written December 13, 2015
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7777777126
Miramar Beach, Florida, United States1 contribution
SAW THE OUTSIDE
Sep 2014 • Solo
Stopped there on Sept. 16 and it didn't seem to be opn. Looked around outside. They need a sign with imformation about business hours.
Written September 30, 2014
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sheenaann1984
12 contributions
Disappointed
Not sure what this place is all about. Website said open daily 10 to 4 but went back three different days and was never open. No sign explaining why or when they would return. Disappointed we drove all that way to see nothing.
Written January 31, 2013
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TNTraveler4
Athens, TN70 contributions
Historical
Oct 2012 • Couples
We enjoyed the courtyard and the huge oak tree with the whimsical characters around it. It is amazing jhow it has been kept all these years.
Written October 22, 2012
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Charlotte0525
Gulfport, Mississippi34 contributions
Charming and historial
Can't say it better than google:
"Overlooking the Back bay, the Old Brick house is an example of the mingling of french colonial and American building traditions in Biloxi. The house sits on property once owned by Jean Baptiste carquotte, who received a land grant from the Spanish government in 1784. Saved from neglect by Biloxi's garden clubs in the 1950's, the house is now owned by the City of biloxi and operated as a historic house museum and community gathering place." If you are into historical sightings and tours, it is an inexpensive way to spend a historical outing.
Written March 22, 2012
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MississippiMike
Gulfport42 contributions
A piece of History
Oldest building in Biloxi, near the casinos so if not pulling the slot machine handles, a walk around downtown Biloxi can be enjoyed.
Written January 5, 2012
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