Griffithville School – Griffithville AR

Description

“The Griffithville School, built by the Works Progress Administration in 1939, employs Craftsman features and has a construction method and design that is characteristic of the federally funded institutional buildings from the late 1930s. The building, located along a state highway in Grifftthville, [as of 1992] is still used as a school, is in good condition, and has undergone very little alteration within the last fifty years.” (National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form)

 

As of 2015, the gymnasium has been used as a community center and a park is on the grounds of the original school. The extant buildings are in disrepair.

 

Source notes

http://www.arkansaspreservation.com/!userfiles/WH1205.nr.pdf

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 17, 2014.

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

Location Info


Highway 11
Griffithville, AR

Coordinates: 35.121593, -91.647864

3 comments on “Griffithville School – Griffithville AR

  1. Dave Thompson

    The gymnasium still stands and has been converted to a community center. The original school buildings are now gone. One or two of the newer elementary school buildings still stand, but are in disrepair and abandoned. A small community park is now on the grounds of the original school.

    • Gabriel Milner

      Thank you for this update. We’ve made edits and welcome any photographic documentation you may have.

  2. Kathy Barnes

    Why is the Garner Gymnasium not listed . It was built on the 1930s as well by the WPA
    It is in white county. In Garner Arkansas.

Leave a Reply

Before leaving a comment, please note:

  • Comments allow viewers to share information with others or alert us to errors or changes in a New Deal site.
  • We are not involved in the management of New Deal sites and have no information about visits, hours or rentals.
  • This page shows all the information we have for this site; if you have new information or photos to share, click below.

SUBMIT MORE INFORMATION OR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THIS SITE

We welcome contributions of additional information on any New Deal project site.

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.