Read a PDF copy of the BSL Design Guidelines. This is the document that contains most of the nuts & bolts standards that are referred to when the Commission is making decisions about applications.
Want to find out the history of individual historic buildings in the district? Go to the Bay St. Louis Online Inventory on the Mississippi Department of Archives & History (MDAH) site. This amazing resource lists 1556 buildings - including those which no longer stand (they're highlighted in blue). Each building has its own page. Hint: Once on the MDAH site, to quickly locate a certain address, look under "Edit" in your browser program. Select "find." Then type in the address or street name.