Leland Elementary School – Leland MS

Description

The Leland Elementary School was designed by N. W. Overstreet and A. H. Town, and was constructed in 1935 as part of the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works (later renamed the PWA). The building complex illustrates the simplicity of the Modern movement that evolved during the Great Depression.

Source notes

Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory database (http://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?id=29898&view=facts&y=959); historic building plaque from the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on March 3, 2013.

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Location Info


402 Third Street
Leland, Mississippi 38756

Coordinates: 33.4034763, -90.8951232

One comment on “Leland Elementary School – Leland MS

  1. Should the 30s-era football player statue which was moved to the football field in the late 60s be restored to its original guardian spot beside the door? Also, there are now colorful, cute “Cubbies” on either side of the door that harshly clash with this historic design. See link below.
    Thank you!
    Tom Gerald
    LHS Class of 1966
    Now residing in Lompoc, CA

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