PWA project W1183 constructed a boys’ dormitory and boys’ gymnasium for the Hinds County Junior College in 1938. A grant for $151,986 was approved June 22, 1938 toward the total cost of $322,153. Construction started November 14, 1938 and was completed December 4, 1939. The architect was James Manly Spain and the builder/contractor Newton & Schmoll for the Stripped Classic/Colonial Revival dormitory. The brick dormitory contained 43 rooms and an apartment for the dormitory manager. The dormitory is not extant.
Report No. 5 Status of Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects. Region No. 3 Mississippi. (January 3, 1940). Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Projects Division, p. 105.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Historic Resources Inventory 049-RAY-0909-X Central Dormitory. Retrieved June 2, 2021 from: https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=publicPropSearch&Name=&StreetNo=&StreetName=&City=Raymond&County=Any
Hinds Building Program Slated. (Jan 10, 1937). Clarion-Ledger, p. 5.
Work on Raymond Schools Started. (Feb 12, 1937). Clarion-Ledger, p. 9.
Work is Started on HJC Building. (Feb 14, 1937). Clarion-Ledger, p. 7.
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