Church Street Primary School – Tupelo MS

Description

The Church Street School is an “ultra-modern” design that has been described as “…one of the best examples of the Moderne style of architecture in Mississippi” (Enzweiler, 1991). The building is constructed of concrete, as were other Moderne schools designed by Overstreet and Town during the mid to late 1930s that were funded by the PWA.

The interior features terrazzo floors, round windows, and other Art Moderne influences. The school cost $225,000.

Source notes

Enzweiler, S. M. (1991). Nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory database.

Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory database.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on October 5, 2013.

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Location Info


445 Church Street North
Tupelo, MS 38804

Coordinates: 34.2631466, -88.70882710000001

One comment on “Church Street Primary School – Tupelo MS

  1. Einar Einarsson Kvaran

    I am looking for info on the sculptor of the school’s reliefs. Thanks, Einar

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