Salem High School (former) – Ashland MS

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Description

The former Salem High School (not extant) was constructed by the National Youth Administration (NYA). It served African American students. It was covered in a faux-brick design shingle, pier-and-beam construction, and had two classroom wings with a central auditorium.

Source notes

Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Series 1513-School Photograph Scrapbooks 1920s-1980s. Item 519.  Retrieved from http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/series/schoolphotographs/detail/162837

Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Historic Resources Inventory.  Retrieved from http://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?view=architectural

Phay, J. H. (1956). University of Mississippi Bureau of Educational Research. University of Mississippi Libraries, Digital Collection, Archives and Special Collections. Old Salem High School and Shop.  Retrieved from http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/segregation/id/3386/rec/17

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on November 19, 2015.

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Location Info


Lamar Road
Ashland, Mississippi 38603

Location notes: Located on Lamar Road (formerly Old Salem Road), approximately 1.4 miles west from MS-5-Lamar Road intersection.

Coordinates: 34.849941, -89.237487

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