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Property Name Krebsville Historic District (Boundary Increase)
Reference Number 13000303
State Mississippi
County Jackson
Town Pascagoula
Street Address Roughly bounded by Lake Street on the north; Cedar Street and Pine Street on the west; Laurel Avenue and Denny Avenue on the south; and Market Street on the east.
Multiple Property Submission Name Historic Resources of Pascagoula, Mississippi
Status Listed 5/22/2013
Areas of Significance
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The Krebsville Historic District Boundary Increase No. I is significant under Criterion A for Maritime History and Community Planning and Development; and under Criterion C for Architecture. Krebsville was an early community on the Pascagoula River and Krebs Lake. The period of signiticance extends from 1883 to 1963. The historic district is significant for its association with shipbuilding in Pascagoula, which began in the eighteenth century with small boatyards that made wooden ships, and evolved into a major industry that produced large, steel ships .The pattern of growth in the district reflects the patterns of growth seen in the broader Pascagoula community. The district is also significant for its architecture, a collection of building styles and forms typical ofthe Mississippi Gulf Coast during the period of significance.


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