Dixie Pine Community Center – Hattiesburg MS

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Description

The Works Progress Administration (WPA) constructed a community center for the Dixie Pine community in 1936. Dixie Pine had 1000 residents and no public building for social activity. The center hosted many dances for the Camp Shelby soldiers through the WPA Recreation Project. The center was in use occasionally as a polling location for elections in 1977 when it was destroyed by fire.

Source notes

Community Center Built. (Aug 12, 1936). Clarion-Ledger, p. 8.

Natchez Democrat. (Aug 23, 1936). p. 13.

The Newton Record. (Sep 17, 1936). p. 1.

Quartermasters Dance Tonight. (Feb 25, 1942). Hattiesburg American, p. 11.

Hattiesburg American. (Aug 4, 1977). p. 2.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on July 3, 2020.

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Location Info


James Street
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401

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Coordinates: 31.2971753, -89.272668

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