Vieux Marche

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Historic Biloxi Walking Tour – Stop #13
Vieux Marché (now called Howard Avenue)

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][just_icon icon=”Defaults-forward” icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#003366″ icon_link=”||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/6″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Extending east two blocks, Vieux Marché is a segment of Biloxi’s earliest thoroughfare, Pass Christian-Point Cadet Road. Later named Howard Avenue after a prominent Biloxi family, this was the heart of downtown and featured numerous department stores, banks, theaters and two-way traffic. During urban renewal in the early 1970s, the thoroughfare was renamed Vieux Marché, which means Old Market. Several buildings dating from the 1890s survive and still flank both sides of the street. They are reminders of Biloxi’s once-thriving commercial and cultural center. Since Hurricane Katrina, public and private efforts have begun working in concert toward the preservation-based redevelopment of the Downtown National Historic District, where potter G.E. Ohr once worked.

➵ Continue walking east on Vieux Marché. The next stop is on the left.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1438199585066{padding-top: 20px !important;}”]Walking Tour Stops

  1. Katrina Memorial
  2. Old Biloxi Library
  3. The Clemens House
  4. Scherer House
  5. Brunet-Fourchy House
  6. Magnolia Hotel
  7. Rue Magnolia
  8. Henriques-Slay House
  9. Creole Cottage
  10. Cousins House
  11. Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  12. Saenger Theatre
  13. Vieux Marche
  14. Eistetter Building
  15. Number 2 Mechanics Fire Company
  16. Dukate Theatre
  17. Old Peoples Bank
  18. Peoples Bank Building
  19. Original U.S. Post Office
  20. Redding House
  21. Biloxi Tricentennial Mosaic