Gymnasium – Washington MS

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Details were completed for construction of a modern gymnasium building at Washington High School. It was constructed of concrete blocks, with a size of 70 feet x 120 feet. It was constructed under the Works Progress Administration with a “large crew of workmen given employment” and were billed as “strictly modern and up-to-date” (Gymnasium work, 1936, p. 2). At completion, a “gala celebration” was planned. The gymnasium was slated for completion for the fall start of school. The school is still extant, but the gymnasium appears in maps to have been demolished.

Source notes

To Build Auditorium. (Jun 9, 1936). Clarion-Ledger, p. 9.

Gym Work to Begin. (Aug 3, 1936). Clarion-Ledger, p. 7.

Gymnasium Work Shows Progress. (Aug 11, 1936). Natchez Democrat, p. 2.

School Openings Slated in Adams. (Aug 30, 1936). Clarion-Ledger, p. 2.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on July 5, 2020.

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Location Info


819-831 US-61
Washington, Mississippi 39120

Coordinates: 31.5792418, -91.3022684

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