Pass Christian was in the national spotlight with the vist of President Woodrow Wilson in December of 1913. The Wilson family stayed at the Herndon house named "Beaulieu", but renamed "The Dixi White House" with the President's visit.  Alice Herndon, who owned the home at the time, stayed on and took care ofr the President and his family. Every citizen of The Pass was called into service as citizen guard while the President was in town and all vistors were closely scrutinized. While there President Wilson saved the home of Judge Neville and his wife, catching a glimpse of a fire just starting on their roof he stopped his vehicle and pressed his secret service into putting the fire out while the President reassured Mrs Neville that all would be well.
On an interesting note...Martha Priddy, decendabt of Jane Marmion and John Nelson said that Beaulieu was her favorite house growing up in Pass Christian, because  it's banisters were so wonderful to slide on.