High School – Baldwyn MS

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Description

A WPA allotment of $81,320 was approved for construction of a new high school in Baldwyn, including the installation of a septic tank and sewer lines. The project took 12 months and employed an average of 61 workers. It was completed in fall 1941. The Baldwyn community was hit by a tornado March 17, 1942 and destroyed the new school. WPA in Washington appropriate $10,000 to Mississippi for the relief work in the 12 communities that were impacted by the tornado.

Source notes

Baldwyn School gets U. S. Funds. (Feb. 2, 1940). The Delta Democrat-Times, p. 1.

School Building, Razed by Fire, to be Replaced. (May 18, 1940). Clarion-Ledger, p. 4.

The Yazoo Semi-Weekly Sentinel. (May 28, 1940). p. 2

Speedy Aid Given Victims of Devastating Tornadoes. (Mar 18, 1942). Clarion-Ledger, p. 1, 3.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on August 22, 2020.

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Location Info


500 block N. 4th Street
Baldwyn, Mississippi 38824

Coordinates: 34.51485498, -88.63235223

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