After a fire destroyed the Brookhaven High School in March 1937, the city began making plans for a replacement. In October, the city voted in favor of a $50,000 bond to help finance the new building, combined with insurance of $60,000 and a Works Progress Administration grant of $90,067. R. W. Naef was the architect. The new building had over 30 classrooms, and a total cost of approximately $250,000 and could serve 1500 students. The first class graduated May 1939 after completion of the new school in April.
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Brookhaven School Board Plans Plant Replacement. (Mar 28, 1937). Clarion-Ledger, p. 7.
$50,000 School Issue is Voted. (Oct 8, 1937). Clarion-Ledger, p. 13.
Brookhaven’s New High School. (Apr 28, 1938). The Greenwood Commonwealth, p. 6.
Brookhaven’s New School Will Open Tuesday Morning. (Apr 14, 1939). McComb Daily Journal, p. 5.
48 Graduate at Brookhaven Hi. (May 30, 1939). McComb Daily Journal, p. 5.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Historic Resources Inventory, no. 085-BRK-0678.1-ML. Retrieved Jan 7, 2020 from:
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on January 7, 2020.
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