Elementary School – Redwood MS

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Works Progress Administration (WPA) project No. 41,290 for construction of a school building at Redwood community was approved for $26,406. The Redwood History page reported the “final school” was constructed on a 10-acre plot. While it was being finished, it was hit by a tornado in 1941 and more than half of the classrooms were damaged. The opening of the school was delayed until 1942 when it could be completed. The building is still extant, though renovations and additions over the years have changed the appearance. It now serves elementary children.

Source notes

Seven State WPA Projects Okehed. (Jun 7, 1940). Clarion-Ledger, p. 18.

WPA Allotments Total $357,646. (Jun 11, 1940). Clarion-Ledger, p. 16.

Whitaker, R. (1988). History of Redwood High School. Retrieved July 1, 2020 from Redwoodhs.net/RedwoodHistory.html.

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

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Location Info


100 Redwood Road
Redwood, Mississippi 39156

Coordinates: 32.478243, -90.8043067

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