Kate Lobrano House
Your vacation or day trip will likely send you downtown to historic Bay St. Louis for shopping in this “Mayberry by the Sea.” Bay St. Louis has been called one of the “Coolest Small Towns in America” (Budget Travel Magazine 2013) and one of the “Top 10 Small Beach Towns in America” (Coastal Living Magazine 2010). Search for quaint antiques, cool collectibles, or a unique work of art to accentuate your home. The downtown has subtle sophistication that’s culturally refreshing. Discover your family’s next heirloom off the beaten path far away from the big city stores.
The shotgun style house was constructed in 1896, and Kate Lobrano owned the house until her death in 1921. The property was gifted to the society in 1988 by the grandchildren of Katherine Maynard Lobrano. Examine some of the cultural artifacts or collect one of your own in the gift shop. Enjoy educational events and check out the exhibits on display. A few minutes spent in the headquarters of The Hancock County Historical Society in The Kate Lobrano House is time well spent. Afterwards, pay your respects at the Lobrano family tomb, just a block away in the Cedar Rest Cemetery.