Front Footage and owners from left to right in 1930s
Street addresses at right
(Leovy St in rear from 2nd St)
120' JA Craven 230
100' SL McGlathery 226
283' JM McGlathery
100' AR Robertson 208
86' Misses Hart 204
145' Public School 200
(replaced by current City Hall)
200 W. Beach Cont
The Public Highschool site was also the site of the Pass Christian Lighthouse and Keeper's House.
Hotel Miramar is a nursing lodge today and was original site for the Pass Christian Hotel in 1831and later the Christian Brother's College from 1866-1875.
PC Lighthouse was built in 1831
PC Public School was built in 1908
"Immediately in front of Pass Christian is one of the largest oyster beds in this portion of the Gulf. A fleet of 40 or 50 is busy collecting these inexhaustible stores of seafood."
Quoting below from "Along the Coast," as written in 1895:
"Standing in the center of a beautiful ten acre park, where in former years stood the world famed Montgomery Hotel, (the Pass Christian Hotel) is the new Magnolia Hotel of today.
Their house is beautifully situated, in the center of well shaded and tastefully laid out lawns, dotted here and there with beds of brilliant blossoms, of the Southland. and directly on the water front, so that from the broad and-breezy verandas you have a magnificent view of the gulf and the blue expanse of the Gulf of Mexico.
One can well imagine how in the anti-bellum days the thousands of guests, who were accommodated at the Montgomery Hotel call this place the Saratoga of the South. The New Magnolia is a new and up to date house in particular, being fitted with all the modern conveniences and every one of the forty apartments in the house and outside rooms, being open to every breath of air which is wafted in from the Gulf. These rooms, as a rule, over double the size usually found at summer or winter resorts and are well lighted and with many windows. They are high studded and beautifully furnished in every particular. This hotel opened for business on December 1, 1894, by the firm of Procter & Davis, two gentlemen who have had long and successful experience in the conducting of first-class hotels throughout the country. It is a building of spacious halls. wide staircases, finely furnished parlors, airy rooms, beautiful dining halls and roomy verandas extend entirely around the, edifice making a delightful place to pass the pleasant sunny hours of summer or furnishing abundant room for exercise during stormy weather. The beautiful grounds by which the Magnolia is surrounded leave nothing to be, desired, for- in the ten acres of lawns and play ground may be found swings, hammocks, croquet, lawn tennis, and many other games for the benefit of the guests and which may be indulged in during the hottest hours of the day, owing to the fact that grounds are well shaded with stately oak. magnolia, sweet gum and other ornamental trees which throw a delightful shade over the entire place. while there is scarcely a moment when there are not refreshing breezes blowing in from off the waters. Messrs. A. G. Proctor and E. C. Davis, the proprietors and managers of this resort leave nothing undone which will conduce to the comfort their guests and as the hotel is located on Front street at the West End of "the Pass," it is within easy walking distance of all points of interest.
Regarding the table of the Magnolia, too much cannot be said, as the meals served are as fine as can be obtained at any resort in the country. Added to the fact that Messrs. Proctor and Davis have secured the services of a celebrated chef, they take particular pains to see that nothing but the best of everything brought into the house. All the meats comes from Chicago, the butter is the best obtainable, while the poultry, eggs, milk, vegetables, etc., all come the big farm run in connection with the Magnolia, while the fish and crabs come directly from the waters in front of the hotel. The boating, bathing hunting and fishing at this place are unsurpassed and a long wharf with a bathing pavilion at its and extends out into the waters of the Gulf for some distance. The house is open all the year round being very popular among Southern people as a summer resort while Northerners flock here in large numbers during the winter months.
The prices, $2.00 and $2.50 per day are remarkably low when the quality of every-thing is considered, and the rates for families by the week or mouth are still lower."