Iconic Ocean Springs building demolished

Iconic Ocean Springs building demolished

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - The old Swingster building in downtown Ocean Springs that's been in use for the past 65 years is now coming down.

For many years, it operated as a garment manufacturing facility until Hurricane Katrina. After that, it closed down and reopened as Camp Victor.

Thousands of volunteers stayed in this building in the days, weeks, months, and years after Hurricane Katrina when they came down to help rebuild the coast.

Now, the building is being demolished. It will be targeted for development.

The property itself is owned by Jackson County and is valued at about $1 million. What could be located on the building site is anything, including housing units, restaurants, or even a shopping center.

Once the demolition is complete, the county and city will put the property up for sale and take bids from developers.

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