Moss Point Water Works
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MS Heritage Trust
N 30° 24.788 W 088° 32.293
16R E 352252 N 3365569
Quick Description: This is one of the 2013 top ten most endangered places in Mississippi. We hope you will enjoy visiting these forgotten places and, in doing so, bring a little life and memory back into each one.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 11/12/2013 11:09:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMJFN5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member tozainamboku
Views: 4

Long Description:
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Nominated for Mississippi Landmark designation

Significance:

Constructed in 1926 as the Moss Point Water Works Building, this interesting historic structure has served the community in many capacities in its 87 year history, including city hall, a public bath house, a jail, a police station, a library and, most recently, a fire station. Moss Point residents have fond memories of decorating homecoming floats in the open bays to the rear of the building. Currently in a dilapidated state, Moss Point Central Fire Station sits across the street from the city’s newly constructed $3 million dollar City Hall.

Threat:

The Moss Point City Council voted 6-1 to demolish the building at its July 16, 2013 meeting. The Moss Point Historical Commission has been a vocal proponent of restoring the building for a new community use and has submitted applications for the Moss Point Central Fire Station to be listed as both a local and Mississippi Landmark. In a recent public poll, 66% of the participants voted that the building was one of the city’s historic treasures and should be restored.

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Look for the imprinted plaque at the corner of the building and tell me the name of the mayor.

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Hint: Not listed

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