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Disposal Plant – Corinth MS

Date added: August 31, 2021

The Public Works Administration project 1408 provided a grant of $20,250 for disposal plant for the city of Corinth. The project was approved 10/2/1936, construction started 1/18/1937, and was completed 6/12/1937 for a total cost of $46,505. WPA provided an… read more

Hollandale-Yerger (Darlove) Road – Washington County MS

Date added: August 29, 2021

Public Works Administration project 1307 for completion of gravel roads, bridges, and drainage was approved for Washington County 2/21/1934. A loan in the amount of $400,000 and a grant for $161,149 funded construction of 8.503 miles of the road between… read more

Winterville-Priscilla Highway – Washington County MS

Date added: August 27, 2021

Public Works Administration 1307 provided a loan of $400,000 and grant of $161,149 to complete gravel roads throughout the county. Bids were advertised in September 1934 for construction of grading, drainage structures and bridges and gravel surfacing on 5.533 miles… read more

Public School Murals – Ocean Springs MS

Date added: August 22, 2021

Walter Inglis Anderson and his brother, James McConnell Anderson were commissioned in 1935 to create murals for the 1927 Ocean Springs Public High School as part of the Public Works of Art Project. “Ocean Springs: Past and Present” was a… read more

Carolina Consolidated School (former) – Nettleton MS

Date added: August 22, 2021

Public Works Administration project 1251 was for Itawamba County school construction. The project for the Carolina Consolidated School near Fulton was approved January 1, 1934 in the amount of a $4,370 loan and a $1,860 grant. Construction began June 20,… read more

Courthouse Improvements – Grenada MS

Date added: May 30, 2021

Grenada County was approved for WPA project 40079 for rehabilitation of the 1885 courthouse. The project was allotted $11,308 to include improving the boiler room, plastering, painting, and improving floors along with rearranging office space. The Grenada County Board of… read more

Hawkins School Gymnasium – Hattiesburg MS

Date added: May 30, 2021

The former Hattiesburg High School gymnasium was constructed 1936-1937 on Forrest Street. The two-story brick building in an Art Deco style was designed by architect Juan G. Landry, with construction superintendent Ed Carley and Oden and Glenn local contractors. Construction… read more

Gymnasium – Tylertown MS

Date added: May 29, 2021

The WPA project for the gymnasium/band building for Tylertown High School was approved January 1939 and construction began in February. The monolithic concrete gym was proposed for 120 x 110 feet, with a playing floor of 80 x 50. Each… read more

School – Raymond MS

Date added: May 22, 2021

Raymond Consolidated School received a grant of $45,000 from PWA project W1172 to construct a new brick school building, approved 7/21/1936. The first contract was awarded 2/4/1937 and construction began February 10, completion October 16. The building contained a large… read more

Municipal Water System Pumping Station – Nettleton MS

Date added: September 24, 2020

The Municipal Water System Pumping Station is located at the corner of E. Main (MS 6) and Elliott Avenue at 34.089206, -88.621181. The small brick building is marked with a Public Works Administration dedication plaque. Concrete holding tanks remain at… read more

School – Nettleton MS

Date added: September 24, 2020

The administration building/high school for Nettleton was constructed with Public Works Administration grant W1137. The loan of $18,000 and grant of $14,727 was approved 9/25/1935. Construction began 2/1/1936 and was completed 10/22/1936 for a total cost of $33,230. The architect… read more

Back Bay Fire Co. No. 4 Station – Biloxi MS

Date added: September 24, 2020

Works Progress Administration (WPA) project No. 3544 started 10/05/1935 included 3 additional fire stations. WPA funding supplied $13,495.01 and the sponsor $9,513.78 for payroll, materials, and equipment. Ground was broken for the new Back Bay fire station on the north… read more

Jail – Prentiss MS

Date added: September 24, 2020

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) approved an allotment of $18,317 for a new jail and office building for Prentiss and Jefferson Davis County December 1938. The WPA project employed 25-30 men. The new jail adjoined the courthouse and was a… read more