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Property Name Central Gulfport Historic District
Reference Number 15000986
State Mississippi
County Harrison
Town Gulfport
Street Address Roughly bounded by 25th Avenue, 24th Street, 17th Avenue, 2nd Street and 17th Street
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 1/19/2016
Areas of Significance Community Planning and Development, Architecture
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The Central Gulfport Historic District is eligible under Criterion A for Community Planning and Development and Criterion C for Architecture. The proposed historic district represents Gulfport's timeline of historical development from a small town "with no churches" to a city with an active commercial district, substantial industrial growth, and functioning deep water port. The structures in the historic district are significant as a group of buildings characteristic of architectural styles and types in Gulfport encompassing the time period 1887 through 1965, beginning with the City of Gulfport/Original Gulfport plat and ending with development necessitated by the housing shortage during World War II and the post-World War II era that extended into the 1960s.

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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria