400 W. Beach
Front Footage and owners from left to right in 1930s
Current Residential addresses to right
75 JM Terrell
75 ME Walters Estate
138 Robert S Eddy
193 IT Rhea (house set back midway to St Louis)
"The shapely hulls of vessels lying at anchorage . . . show that boating and yachting are among the liberally patronized amusements here."
Quoting below from "Along the Coast," as written in 1895:
"If you have never visited Pass Christian and have never seen Lynne Castle, or if you have been there and failed to see it, you should take the trip at once, as Lynne Castle is one of the most beautiful spots to be found in this section of the country. It is situated on Front street at the extreme West End of the Pass, commanding of the most beautiful views of the Gulf to be obtained in this section and this is saying a great deal, as the views all along the Coast are one long succession of pictures, fit for the brush of the worlds' greatest artist. During the day of our stay at the "Pass," we drove along the beach stopping at various places of interest, which were pointed out to us by the driver. Arriving at Lynne Castle and being particularly impressed by the beauties of the building and its situation. we alighted and passing through the gate sauntered leisurely up the long walk to the house, where we were hospitably received and were shown over the place. Lynne Castle is something of a family resort. being a house of twenty-three large guest chambers, single and en suite capable of accommodating, about sixty people. From the genial proprietor we learned that the house was started in 1892. since which time it has had a phenomenally successful run of patronage, both during the summer and winter, for Lynne Castle like several other of the hotels at the "Pass" remains open all the year round.
The business of this house is confined to boarders by the week or season and it is specially intended for the accommodation of families. Transient trade is not catered to at all. The house of which our artist took several snap shots which are here shown is situated in the center of spacious well shaded -rounds and from the front a beautiful lawn stretches down for fully one hundred yards to the front street, makes a beautiful play ground for the children and is especially adapted for croquet, lawn tennis and other out-door games, while at the side under the shade of stately trees. hammocks and swings may be put up for the guests. In front of the grounds a long wharf extends out into the Gulf with a large bathing pavilion at its end in which will be found all the usual conveniences. For, those however, who are not in very good health, or do not care to stand the cold plunge in the waters of the Gulf, there are hot and cold water bath rooms specially constructed in the house, which, by the way is supplied with artesian water, which, from its analysis, is known to be of great medical value. Lynne Castle is elegantly furnished and outfitted in every particular. It is a house of large airy rooms with hails and galleries well heated and well ventilated in the winter and cool and breezy in the summer. As for the table. it is unsurpassed, it being supplied direct from the city markets. while unlimited supplies of fish. crabs and ousters can be drawn from. the Gulf. From the wide verandas of the house a beautiful view of the Gulf may be seen dotted here and there with the white sails of pleasure crafts. and those whose taste incline towards sailing, sea bathing or fishing, they have an excellent opportunity to indulge in these pleasures. Lynne Castle is the summer home and the property of Hon. Lynne B. Watkins one of the judges of the Supreme Court of Louisiana who finding too large for his family leased to the present management. Judge Watkins nevertheless spends his vacations at this beautiful resort. Lynne Castle is beyond a doubt the most exclusive hotel on the entire coast. Taken altogether this house is an ideal family resort. both in the winter and in summer. and those who can secure accommodations there consider themselves quite lucky. "