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Property Name Old Ocean Springs Historic District (Boundary Increase and Additional Documentation)
Reference Number 14000274
State Mississippi
County Jackson
Town Ocean Springs
Street Address Roughly bounded by L & N RR., Calhoun St., 1st, Ocean, Magnolia & Ward Aves.
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 6/2/2014
Areas of Significance Commerce, Community Planning and Development, Entertainment/Recreation, Architecture
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/14000274.pdf
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The Old Ocean Springs Historic District Boundary Increase is significant under Criterion A for Commerce, Community Planning and Development, Entertainment/Recreation; and under Criterion C for Architecture. The district represents several important events and eras in the town's history, including the resort industry, railroad service, development of the downtown commercial area, population expansion during World War II, and post-World War II suburbanization. The historic district is also significant for its architecture, which is characteristic of architectural styles and types along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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