The Bond-Grant House is home to the Biloxi Main Street organization. The house was built between 1904 and 190, was constructed in Queen Anne style with neo-classical character, by seafood pioneer-philanthropist William K.M. Dukate as a wedding gift for his daughter Vera, who married B.A. Bond. She later married R. Hart Chinn, who served as Mayor of Biloxi from 1933 to 1935 and from 1951 to 1953. Vera Dukate Bond Chinn lived in the house until 1921, when it was purchased by W.J. Grant and family. Nearly 50 years later, in 1964, the Grant family sold the house to First Baptist Church of Biloxi. Restoration was completed in May 2008, and the house was dedicated as the headquarters for Main Street and the city’s downtown services office. For a time, the Bond-Grant House also served as the city’s temporary Visitor’s Center, after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the Visitor’s Center on the Biloxi Town Green in 2005. The Bond-Grant House returned to being a full-time Main Street headquarters in July 2011, when the city opened the new Biloxi Visitors Center north of the Biloxi Lighthouse.
Address: 932 Howard Avenue
Directions: From U.S. 90 at Beau Rivage, travel north on Caillavet Street.
Turn left at first traffic signal, onto Howard Avenue. The Bond-Grant House is one block West on your right, at the corner of Howard Avenue and Bohn Street
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm
Accessibility: accessible ramp in back of house