Former Eupora High School
The original building was built by the WPA between 1938 and 1940. It held 15 classrooms, laboratories, library, and an auditorium. It is currently used as the administration to the Webster County School District. The architect said, “The selection of architectural concrete was made after failure of other materials to satisfy the various requirements considered fundamental to the Eupora project” (Malvaney, 1941, p. 24). No decorative details were included in order to keep within the allocated funds, $110,000, with $40,000 provided by the school district. The sole decorative feature is molded plaques across the front of the building. Concrete canopied porches provide shelter for the two front entrances.
Malvaney, E. L. (1941). School for Eupora, Mississippi. Architectural Concrete, 7(4). 24-25. Retrieved from http://belindastewartarchitects.com/what-are-we-up-to/school-for-eupora-mississippi/. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory database.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on October 30, 2013.
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