This is the Waveland Civic Center, which was built in 1927. It’s the last historical structure that we have left in the city of Waveland. It was the original elementary school, built by CSX railroad and structurally, it was almost petrified so when Katrina hit over half of the building was gone, but it was the only structure that had anything left for miles around and since it was the only historical structure left in the city of Waveland, FEMA was gracious enough to work with us and allow us to restore it. Everybody had lost everything in the community, and this was our old downtown, the heart and soul of the community. This is part of the restoration where they really did their best of restoring the building to its original way it was in 1927. You can see the beautiful ceilings, the artwork that’s in the ceilings, the heartpine floors, the tongue and groove walls. This auditorium was used for dance recitals, ya know, all the girls in the community had their danced recitals on the old stage. This is a beautiful auditorium and with all of our structures, all the city buildings being gone, this room has been used for the last year for our city council meetings. It’s coming back downtown, it’s the heart and soul of the community and holding the meetings here gives it that little something extra. So, saving this building was not only saving a structure but was saving what little history that a lot of people in our community had left to hold onto and it meant so much.