High School (former) – Booneville MS

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The Booneville High School was damaged by the Tupelo tornado in 1936 and subsequently demolished. Stevens & Johnson designed a new building to be constructed on the old site on Fourth Street. R. B. Wall, Mississippi WPA deputy administrator announced the new Booneville High School building was the 118th WPA school construction project. The new $90,000 buff-colored brick building was dedicated in September 1938. The building was sold in 1993 following the construction of a new high school, and is used as a senior care facility.

Source notes

Mississippi Department of Archives & History. Historic Resources Inventory. Retrieved Nov. 27, 2019 from:
https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=publicPropSearch&Name=&StreetNo=&StreetName=&City=Booneville&County=Any

WPA completes its 118th school building. (Sept 5, 1938). Biloxi Daily Herald, p. 1.

New Booneville school opened. (Sept. 8, 1938). Clarion-Ledger, p. 15.

Cartwright, L. (1997). Old BHS History. Retrieved Nov. 26, 2019 from:
http://boonevillehigh.com/History/Old%20BHS%20History.htm

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on November 27, 2019.

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Location Info


100 S. 4th Street
Booneville, Mississippi 38829

Coordinates: 34.6563305, -88.5711791

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