Termites, water damage attacking Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis' last home

Beauvoir, the last home of Jefferson Davis, is under attack again.

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina caused millions of dollars in damage to the home of the president of the Confederacy — and seven years after the National Historic Landmark on the Mississippi Gulf Coast was restored — termites, water damage and rot are eating into some of the exterior boards of the home in Biloxi, Mississippi.

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/1Kreeh4 ) that crews will begin working to repair or replace the steps, the porch decking and the rim joists under the porch, where the damage is most evident.

Leroy Waller, an assistant to the executive director at Beauvoir, said work should be done by Christmas.

The house remains open for tours, although guests must enter by the back door.


Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com