Redfield Middle School (former) – Redfield AR

Description

1939 WPA Redfield School, 2013
Community Center Sign
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1939 WPA Redfield School 4, Nov 2019
1939 WPA Redfield School Auditorium
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1939 WPA Redfield School 3, Nov 2019
1939 WPA Redfield School End facing North
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1939 WPA Redfield School 2, Nov 2019
Redfield 1939 WPA School End facing South
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1939 WPA Redfield School 1, Nov 2019
Redfield Community Center
Photo Credit: Linda Rinehart Banks © Creative Commons BY-NC-ND

This red brick school building was constructed by the WPA in 1939, complete with 8 class rooms, an auditorium with stage, a cafeteria, and what was once the headmaster’s living quarters and has since turned into a science lab. The building retains much of its original form except for upgraded heating and air. The roof of the school and gym is in need of repair.

The school served as the Redfield Middle School until May 2013, when the school closed and its students were sent to White Hall 20 miles away.

A non-profit organization Keep Redfield Middle School purchased the school facility from the White Hall School District in Spring 2014. They have been busy with fundraising to pay the legal fees, utilities, and insurance. They have named the facility Redfield Community Center and now have an active GED program and will soon begin a summer nutrition program for children to receive a free breakfast and lunch. They are also soliciting help to implement a children’s summer activity program.  By August 2014, they hope to implement an afterschool program at the site.

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Submitter's personal knowledge and WPA plaque.

Project originally submitted by Stacy Dobbins on February 6, 2014.

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Location Info


101 School Street
Redfield, AR 72132

Coordinates: 34.44820929999999, -92.18504730000001

3 comments on “Redfield Middle School (former) – Redfield AR

  1. LInda rinehart Johnson

    I would like to add more pictures…Linda Rinehart Johnson

  2. Mary Mobley

    I am so glad to see y’all preserving Redfield’s heritage.

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