Pascagoula High School (former) – Pascagoula MS


PWA project W1263 was initiated February 1937 and approved for a loan of $100,000 and grant of $81,818 August 12, 1937. Bids were advertised November 6, 1937 and construction begun December 20. The Art Moderne style building was designed by the Mississippi architectural firm of Smith & Olschner and constructed by Newton & Schmoll. “At the time of its completion, the new school building was one of the most modern in the state since it incorporated state of the art equipment which reflected the latest ideas in school planning. Among the amenities included were a large library, a cafeteria, a clinic, and a public auditorium. Fully equipped workrooms for typing and home economics, practice rooms for band and choral, and a fully equipped science laboratory were also included” (City of Pascagoula Historic Preservation Commission, 1999, p. 4). The project was completed in January 27, 1939. Damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the building was sold and in 2012 renovated into the Bayside Village Senior Apartments. It retains most of its architectural integrity.

Source notes

Report No. 5, Region No. 3 Mississippi, Status of Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects. January 3, 1940. Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Projects Division, p. 106.

Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Historic Resources Inventory database. Retrieved September 29, 2019 from

City of Pascagoula Historic Preservation Commission. (1999). National Register of Historic Places Registration Form “Old Pascagoula High School”. United States Department of the Interior: National Park Service.

Miss. Schools Get WPA Allocations. (August 19, 1937). The Delta Democrat Times, p.1.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on September 29, 2019.

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Location Info

2903 Pascagoula Street
Pascagoula, Mississippi 39567

Coordinates: 30.3623254, -88.55649319999998

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