High School – Bruce MS

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Description

Work Projects Administration approved funding for construction of a new school building in Bruce. The poured-in-place concrete building was designed by E. L. Malvaney in his monolithic concrete trademark, International design, and two stories. The school district pledged $22,072 toward the project that employed approximately 75 men for almost a year. The combined gymnasium and auditorium and classrooms for the Bruce High School cost $60,518 with work scheduled for November 2 construction. A destroyed the front entrance and a portion of the auditorium in the 1970s and that section of the building was rebuilt with brick, in contrast to the original poured concrete. The building remains in use by the Bruce school district.

Source notes

WPA Authorizes 6 New Projects. (Oct 21, 1939). Clarion-Ledger, p. 3.

New School Building. (Oct 27, 1939). Clarion-Ledger, p. 5.

Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Historic Resources Inventory, Bruce. Retrieved August 25, 2020 from:
https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=publicPropSearch&Name=&StreetNo=&StreetName=&City=Bruce&County=Any

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on August 26, 2020.

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Location Info


310 Hwy 32
Bruce, Mississippi 38915

Coordinates: 33.9920552, -89.348964

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