Benton High School – Benton MO

Project type: Education and Health, Schools
Completed:
Quality of Information: ,
Marked:
Site Survival:
View Project in a Separate Window

Description

The WPA constructed Benton High School in 1937. It was used as a high school until 1957, and then as an elementary school until 1970, after which it was put to community uses before being closed. It is a long, wide, linear school with hips at both ends and a gabled entrance in the center and at both ends.  The concrete above the central entrance clearly shows the school name. Quoins are present at all exterior corners.  The school is in good condition with windows intact – they may have been restored by the Benton Community Betterment Corp. (see second source below), as Google Street View shows them boarded.

Source notes

PWA docket #1170

Matt Sanders, "Group to discuss old Benton High School's fate," Southeast Missourian, November 18, 2005, accessed July 14, 2015.

Project originally submitted by Charles Swaney on July 14, 2015.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

Location Info


Benton High School
Benton, Missouri 63736

Coordinates: 37.095704, -89.557364

Leave a Reply

Before leaving a comment, please note:

  • Comments allow viewers to share information with others or alert us to errors or changes in a New Deal site.
  • We are not involved in the management of New Deal sites and have no information about visits, hours or rentals.
  • This page shows all the information we have for this site; if you have new information or photos to share, click below.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.