Photo, Print, Drawing Old French Fort, 4206 Fort Street, Pascagoula, Jackson County, MS
About this Item
- Old French Fort, 4206 Fort Street, Pascagoula, Jackson County, MS
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- De La Pointe, Sieur Joseph
- Butters, James, photographer
- Jones, Lester, photographer
- Felder, Adolph H, historian
- Leimkuehler, F Ray, field team supervisor
- Felder, Adolph H, delineator
- Marlow, Joseph P, delineator
- Van Valkenburgh, Wilfred R, delineator
Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- - forts & fortifications
- - clubhouses
- - Mississippi--Jackson County--Pascagoula
Latitude / Longitude
- - Significance: Sieur Jospeh de la Pointe was an Admiral in Bienville's fleet maintained on Chatahoula Lake (now called Krebs Lake) to protect Duchess de Chaumont's royal concessions at Pascagoula. In 1721 he was commissioned by French to build a fort. During Spanish domination, the building was used as a fort, home of de Grinarest, Lieutenant Spanish army, who afterward married the granddaughter of de la Pointe. A few years later Baron Hugo Ernestus Krebs arrived from Germany, came into possession of the building and grounds through marriage with de la Pointe's daughter, Marie Jeanne. Krebs is described as having had a splendid plantation, hundreds of slaves, raised rice, cotton, indigo, among other commodities. He is said to have invented his own cotton gin using slave power, antedating Whitney's cotton gin by many years. Until recently the house was occupied by descendants of Baron Krebs.
- - Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-18
- - Survey number: HABS MS-18
- - Building/structure dates: ca. 1721 Initial Construction
- - National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 71000452
- Photo(s): 25
- Measured Drawing(s): 11
- Data Page(s): 4
- Photo Caption Page(s): 1
Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS MISS,30-PASCA,3-
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
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- Butters, James
- De La Pointe, Sieur Joseph
- Felder, Adolph H
- Historic American Buildings Survey
- Jones, Lester
- Leimkuehler, F Ray
- Marlow, Joseph P
- Van Valkenburgh, Wilfred R
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Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, Sieur Joseph De La Pointe, Adolph H Felder, F Ray Leimkuehler, Adolph H Felder, Joseph P Marlow, and Wilfred R Van Valkenburgh, Butters, James, and Lester Jones, photographer. Old French Fort,Fort Street, Pascagoula, Jackson County, MS. Mississippi Pascagoula Jackson County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/ms0175/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C., De La Pointe, S. J., Felder, A. H., Leimkuehler, F. R., Felder, A. H., Marlow, J. P. & Van Valkenburgh, W. R., Butters, J. & Jones, L., photographer. (1933) Old French Fort,Fort Street, Pascagoula, Jackson County, MS. Mississippi Pascagoula Jackson County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ms0175/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al., photographers by Butters, James, and Lester Jones. Old French Fort,Fort Street, Pascagoula, Jackson County, MS. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ms0175/>.