The Louis Piernas House was built in the 1880s. It is a charming side gallery cottage that was home to Louis Piernas, “a free man of color.” In 1889, Piernas accepted a presidential appointment to be postmaster of Bay St. Louis, making him the first African- American postmaster in the state. Piernas also served as chairman of the Hancock County Republican Party for 65 years. As chairman he traveled to Chicago in 1882 as a delegate to the National Convention. Piernas was born in 1856. He lived 98 years and is buried in the Cedar Rest Cemetery. It is now a private residence. For more information on Mr. Piernas click here.
Address: 202 South Toulme Street
City: Bay St. Louis
Accessibility: Point of interest on Walking Tour; private residence; can be viewed from vehicle