Old Waveland School

adaptive re-use

Coleman Avenue is the historic main street of Waveland, and the Old School, built in 1927, is the only historic structure left standing after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.
Renovations included salvage of historic materials, removal of the non-historic gable roof, restoration of electrical and mechanical systems, finishes, and structural hardening of the brick masonry and foundation. The restored structure is more resilient to weathering and lateral forces with extended foundations to deter scouring. A concrete slab was poured below the crawl space to minimize moisture from underneath. Additional lateral strengthening was accomplished with steel columns bolted into the masonry walls with enlarged footing supports.

A Mississippi Landmark Structure