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The Longfellow House, Pascagoula's oldest beachfront house and a survivor of Hurricane Katrina, is being put up for sale by the University of Mississippi Foundation. It was built in 1850.
Richard Scruggs bought and restored the house and gave it to the University of Mississippi Foundation. It is used today for wedding receptions and other functions. The UM Foundation said that rental of the site for weddings and other special events wasn't generating much revenue for the foundation. Realtor John Jones is listing the roughly two-acre property - zoned for hotel, motel and apartments - for $750,000.
About five feet of water flooded Longfellow House during the hurricane.
The Longfellow House came by its name through its association with Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. It is said that he was inspired to write The Building Of The Ship during a stay at the house.