FOOD, FRIENDS, MUSIC & WHISKEY ... Welcome to Jack’s By The Tracks ... a contemporary juke joint
serving ‘southern’ sushi and fresh tacos, tapas, salads and po’boys, with cold beers, handpicked wines and top-shelf whiskey, and free live music on a little red stage hosting the finest musicians on the coast and enjoyed by the greatest music fans.
Although we have found few records and even fewer photos of Krebs Avenue for the period, Jack’s construction and the materials used are typical to other homes in the area built around 1910. This was a great time for Pascagoula, with five restaurants and four saloons, several theaters and halls for concerts, and an electric trolley. Pascagoula became known as “the best show town between New Orleans and Mobile.”
In 1903, Pascagoula Street Railway and Power Company inaugurated a streetcar line that ran from Pascagoula beach to Moss Point and Dantzler’s shipyard, making a loop down Krebs Avenue. As the automobile replaced the demand for mass transit, the trolley shut down in 1921.
That same year, a fire broke out downtown at Morley Bakery on
Delmas Avenue, and quickly spread to engulf twenty-five businesses and twenty-five residences. Fire companies responded from
Moss Point, Mobile, Gulfport, Ocean Springs, and Biloxi.
When the smoke cleared, hundreds were homeless.
German watchmaker and jeweler F. C. Westphal arrived in Pascagoula in 1878 at age 25. The Westphal home just east of Jack’s was the only downtown resid
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