Community House – Grenada MS

Description

The Grenada Community House is a Tudor style “stone-veneered building with false-half-timbered gables, very similar to the community house in Pontotoc and Winona” and is part of the Grenada Downtown Historic District (Mississippi Department of Archives and History).

“On February 9, 1934, with aid from the WPA Library Project, the official Grenada County Library opened in the upstairs room in a building next to the Grenada Bank.

In 1936 the Community House was built on Line Street as a project through WPA. Part of the building became the new home of the library.

In 1963 the city of Grenada gave the entire Community House to the library…” (Staff Report, 2008, p. 54).

Source notes

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

Staff Report. (2008). From humble beginnings...to modern Elizabeth Jones Library. Grenada Mississippi: Publication of the Daily Star. Retrieved from http://www.elizabeth.lib.ms.us/GrenadaMagazine2008.pdf.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on January 14, 2014.

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Location Info


320 Line Street
Grenada, MS 38901

Coordinates: 33.7879136, -89.80567719999999

2 comments on “Community House – Grenada MS

  1. Margie Winters-Harris

    I am trying to get a copy of the WPAs 1935 history of Grenada. Can you help?

    • Margie, I’m afraid not, but I suggest you contact the state and university libraries; one of them ought to have a copy.

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