The Works Progress Administration (WPA) allotted $128,138 toward construction of a new elementary school. R. W. Naef was the architect for the two-story brick 1941 International style building. W. T. Beckelheimer was the superintendent of construction. An auditorium was added to the building in 1956. District Manager for WPA office announced the building would be ready for occupancy in fall of 1941. The building remains in use.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Historic Resources Inventory, Brookhaven. Retrieved August 20, 2020 from:
Brookhaven to Build New Grammar School. ( Jan 21, 1940). The Delta Democrat-Times, p. 1.
Work on Lincoln County Airport Starts This Week. (Apr 1, 1941). Clarion-Ledger, p. 3.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on August 23, 2020.
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