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Charnley-Norwood House

The Charnley-Norwood Home was designed in 1890 by Louis Sullivan, known as the “father of the skyscraper,” and Frank Lloyd Wright, who is referred to as the” father of modern architecture”. The cottage was designed for James Charnley, a friend of Lois Sullivan, as a vacation home. Its style was significantly different than the Victorian style homes built in the 19th century and became the hallmark of modern architecture. The home was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina but was restored beginning in 2008 and is now open for tours by reservation.


CharnleyNorwood Inside Pic






Address: 509 East Beach Drive

City: Ocean Springs

County:  Jackson

Contact Phone: 228.523.4150

Hours of operation:  The home can be opened for a tour with notice.

Accessibility:  wheelchair accessible ramp; bathroom not wheelchair accessible.  For detailed information, please click here.



Inside the Charnley-Norwood House
Inside the Charnley-Norwood House