Photo, Print, Drawing Old French Fort, Pascagoula, Jackson County, MS

[ Photos from Survey HABS MS-18  ]

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About this Item

Title
Old French Fort, Pascagoula, Jackson County, MS
Contributor Names
Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
De La Pointe, Sieur Joseph
Created / Published
Documentation compiled after 1933
Subject Headings
-  forts & fortifications
-  clubhouses
-  Mississippi -- Jackson County -- Pascagoula
Notes
-  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
Medium
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-
Source Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
ms0175
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. https://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
Language
english
Online Format
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 25 | Measured Drawing(s): 11 | Data Page(s): 4 | Photo Caption Page(s): 1
Original Format
photo, print, drawing

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Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, and Sieur Joseph De La Pointe. Old French Fort, 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. (1933) Old French Fort, 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/.

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Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, and Sieur Joseph De La Pointe. Old French Fort, Pascagoula, Jackson County, MS. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ms0175/>.

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