Scaffolding has gone up around Biloxi’s iconic lighthouse as the city begins a $400,000 restoration project that involves lead abatement, repainting, and restoration of the brick-lined interior and a wrought iron fence.
From the City of Biloxi:
The project is significant because the storm-ravaged Biloxi Lighthouse — erected in 1848 — has come to symbolize the city’s resilience, standing tall amid the debris in the days after Katrina. In 2007, two years after the storm, the likeness of the lighthouse was chosen for an award-winning Mississippi license tag. Today, the flag-draped lighthouse remains one of the most-photographed icons in the city.