The Art Deco civic center and armory was Public Works Administration (PWA) project W1206. Designed by Edgar Lucian Malvaney, it was approved 10/24/1036 and completed 11/10/1937. The PWA allotted a grant of $51,226 toward the completion cost of $110,575. A bond sale was held to raise funds for the city’s share of the project. The building was demolished in 1975.
Report No. 5. Status of Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects. (January 3, 1940).
Region No. 3 Mississippi. Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Projects Division, p. 105.
Public Work Grants Still Being Made. (Oct. 26, 1936). Greenwood Commonwealth, p. 8.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Historic Resources Inventory database. Retrieved Oct.5, 2019 from: https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=publicPropSearch&Name=&StreetNo=&StreetName=&City=Laurel&County=Anya
Laurel bonds sold at low interest rate. (Nov. 25, 1936). Biloxi Daily Herald, p.10.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on October 13, 2019.
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