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    School Expansion – Philadelphia MS

    Date added: July 8, 2019; Modified: July 8, 2019

    Congressman Ross Collins announced Public Works Administration (PWA) approval of allotment of $28,636 for the Philadelphia School in Neshoba County. Project W1214 was approved 8/17, 1937. Contract was awarded 12/14, 1937, construction began 12/18/1937, and was completed 8/18/1938. The school’s… read more

    Post Office (former) – Philadelphia MS

    Date added: September 16, 2013; Modified: April 11, 2017

    “One of many public buildings constructed in Mississippi under WPA legislation during the Great Depression, the building has been well maintained and has retained its architectural integrity” (Weaver, 1995). The former US Post Office in Philadelphia was one of 32… read more

    Neshoba County Library (former) – Philadelphia MS

    Date added: September 16, 2013; Modified: April 23, 2014

    The rustic log cabin was the first library built in Philadelphia, Mississippi, although the library had been established several years earlier in space in two other buildings. It was a community effort spearheaded by the Twentieth Century Club. The WPA… read more