Consolidated School – Holly Bluff MS

Description

Architect Edgar Lucian Malvaney designed the Holly Bluff school building, constructed in 1939 as PWA project 1271. It was approved 7/27/1938 and construction began 10/17/1938. It was completed10/12/1939 for a total cost of $57,305 with PWA funding a grant of $25,515. Bonds were issued in the amount of $25,000 for the remainder. Perry Construction Company built the new school, Paine Heating and Tile Company provided heating and plumbing, and Fatheree Electric Company completed the wiring. The building was dedicated and opened to the public October 7, 1939 and final inspection was made later that month by the architect, school supervisors, and the Atlanta regional PWA director. The school was an “imposing brick structure” with “imposing glass brick entrances” (Building ready, 1939, p. 7). In addition to auditorium and classrooms, the building included a clinic, modern science room, radio address system for each room, and steam heat. The building was destroyed by fire in 1957.

Source notes

Mississippi Department of Archives & History. Historic Resources Inventory. Retrieved Nov 3, 2019 from:
https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=publicPropSearch&Name=&StreetNo=&StreetName=&City=Holly%20Bluff&County=Any

Report No. 5, Status of Completed Non-Federal allotted projects. Region No. 3 Mississippi. (January 3, 1940). Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Projects Division, p. 106.

Notice to bidders for bonds. (Jul 15, 1938). The Yazoo Herald, p. 2.

New school to be completed soon. (Mar 17 1939). The Yazoo Herald, p. 1.

Notice to bidders for bonds. (Jul 15, 1938). The Yazoo Herald, p. 2.

New school to be completed soon. (Mar 17 1939). The Yazoo Herald, p. 1.

Notice to bidders for bonds. (Jul 15, 1938). The Yazoo Herald, p. 2.

New school to be completed soon. (Mar 17 1939). The Yazoo Herald, p. 1.

Building ready at Holly Bluff. (Oct 14, 1939). Daily Clarion-Ledger, p. 7.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on November 4, 2019.

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Location Info


1001 MS-16
Holly Bluff, Mississippi 39088

Coordinates: 32.82568576, -90.70775817

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