Old Brick House
Old Brick House was constructed between 1835 and 1840 by William Rodgers of New Orleans. Rodgers stipulated in his will in 1850 that the property be sold to help the poor boy’s asylum in New Orleans. John L. Henley purchased the property then and held it until the 1870s. After a series of owners, local women in various garden clubs raised money in the 1950s to restore the home and to use it for their meetings. In 1966, the City of Biloxi deeded the property to the Biloxi Garden Center. The Rodgers House represents the period of Biloxi’s history when New Orleanians flocked to the Coast. The house mingles French Colonial and American building traditions with a touch of Spanish and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The City of Biloxi currently operates the house as an event venue.