Demolition begins of historic downtown building
Published: January 17,2013
PASACGOULA — Crews are tearing down the Brumfield’s Building, a fixture in downtown Pascagoula since the 1920s.
Hurricane Isaac damaged its roof, which caused damage to walls. The family corporation that owns it determined the cost would be too high to save the building, which was a bank before it became a premier men’s clothing store under the ownership of Joe Brumfield.
The Sun Herald reports the building was the main store for a chain of Brumfield’s department stores that stretched along the Coast and thrived in the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.
Brumfield’s closed in 1992.
Jackson County rented the building from the Brumfield family for almost a decade — until Hurricane Katrina’s surge flooded and closed it. It hadn’t been used since.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Demolition begins of historic downtown building”
Top Posts & Pages
- BILL CRAWFORD: Dan Jones not the angel he is portrayed to be
- DAVID DALLAS — Just how long can Dan stand?
- Chancery judge delays JRA bond approval for Jackson's Westin hotel
- The Dan Jones-IHL saga: Is this the story that started it all?
- Cal-Maine income skyrockets as prices rise and costs shrink
- KILL BILL: Common Core death knell heads to Gov. Bryant's desk
- Grain scandal takes its toll on Delta farmers
- DAVID DALLAS — From Dan and Dixie with love
- Lawmakers move on bonds despite complaints from colleges and universities