Bruce Tolar

Architect Bruce B. Tolar, PA

605 Cottage Square Lane
Ocean Springs, MS 39564


Bruce is one of the real heroes of the Katrina recovery. Living and working in the destruction zone, he did a number of extraordinary things, beginning with the creation of Cottage Court in Ocean Springs. There, he assembled the first several Katrina Cottages designed and built, then expanded the court to include several of the Mississippi Cottages. Later, he teamed with manufacturers of several types of newer cottages and has literally built a neighborhood out of what began as an aspiration for “FEMA trailers with dignity.” If you’re ever anywhere near Ocean Springs, you really should look him up and see what he has done.

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