Bellevue (Pascagoula, Mississippi)

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Bellevue
Pollock House (Bellevue).jpg
Bellevue in 1936
Bellevue (Pascagoula, Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
Bellevue (Pascagoula, Mississippi)
Bellevue (Pascagoula, Mississippi) is located in the US
Bellevue (Pascagoula, Mississippi)
Location 3401 Beach Blvd., Pascagoula, Mississippi
Coordinates 30°20′41″N 88°31′41″W / 30.34472°N 88.52806°W / 30.34472; -88.52806Coordinates: 30°20′41″N 88°31′41″W / 30.34472°N 88.52806°W / 30.34472; -88.52806
Area 2.1 acres (0.85 ha)
Built 1850
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 02001498
Added to NRHP December 12, 2002[1]

Bellevue, also known as the "Longfellow House", is a historic home in Pascagoula, Mississippi facing the Gulf of Mexico and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

It was built in 1850 as a home for slave trader Daniel Smith Graham.[2] Since then, the building has served a number of functions including a girls' school, a private residence, as well as, a private resort and club owned by Ingalls Shipbuilding.[2] Legend has it that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once stayed here when he wrote his work The Building of the Ship but little evidence has emerged to support this.[2]

Later, the property was purchased by Richard Scruggs and his wife, Dianne, who restored the structure and donated it to the University of Mississippi Foundation.[2] After being damaged by Hurricane Katrina, it was sold in 2006 to Drs. Randy and Tracy Roth for use as a private residence.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Miller, Mary Carol; Carger, Mary Rose (2007). Must see Mississippi. University Press of Mississippi. pp. 77, 78. ISBN 978-1-57806-845-6.