Howard No. 2 School, WP-50 was started Sept 25, 1935 and completed March 4, 1936. The project expended $2924.25 federal funds, $1100 sponsor funds. Workers included 20 laborers, 3 carpenters, 3 painters, 2 plasterers, a brickmason, timekeeper and superintendent. The project included the addition of three new rooms to the 1928 school, painting all outside windows, doors, sashes and exterior brickwork. Interior work included plastering, painting inside window stools and baseboards, flooring, and installation of radiators. Repairs to the cafeteria were made and the playgrounds were improved. The building is no longer extant, having burned in early 2000s.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Historic Resources Inventory, Biloxi. Retrieved Sept. 5, 2020 from:
Biloxi WPA Work Well Under Way. (Dec 6, 1935). Biloxi Daily Herald, p. 1.
Swanzy Tells Biloxi Business Club of WPA Projects Under Way. (Jan 24, 1936). Biloxi Daily Herald, p. 8.
Outline Biloxi WPA Program. (Dec 31, 1936). Biloxi Daily Herald, p. 1, 7.
Much Work Done by WPA in Biloxi. (Jun 28, 1937). Biloxi Daily Herald, p. 1.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on September 14, 2020.
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