Kingston School (Improvements) – Laurel MS

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Description

A Works Progress Administration (WPA) allotment for $22,000 was approved for two school projects in Laurel in 1940. The Kingston School for African American students shared funds with Laurel High School and Wisner George S. Gardiner High School to improve buildings, grounds and facilities. Kingston School included work on porches, fire escape, and grounds. The school is no longer extant.

Source notes

Laurel School Project Okehed. (Jan 29, 1940). Clarion-Ledger, p. 3.

Four State WPA Jobs Approved. (Jan 31, 1940). Clarion-Ledger, p. 2.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on July 16, 2020.

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Location Info


Corner of Joe Wheeler and East 12th Street
Laurel, Mississippi 39440

Coordinates: 31.7036493, -89.1209197

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