School Gymnasium – Cary MS

Description

Public Works Administration project 1313 for Sharkey County school was approved 11/14/1933 for a new gymnasium at the Cary Line Consolidated School. The county received a loan of $5096 and grant of $1730 for a total of $6230 toward the completion cost of $7182. Construction began 5/11/1934 and was completed on 8/7/1934. The school complex was abandoned in 1961, damaged in a tornado in 1971, and has since been demolished.

Source notes

Report No. 5. Status of Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects. Region No. 3 Mississippi. (January 3, 1940). Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Project Division, p. 104.

Nineteen PWA Projects Begun. (May 8, 1934). Clarion-Ledger, p. 7.

Mississippi is Awarded 11 Million Dollars On Public Works Projects. (Aug 13, 1934). Clarion-Ledger, p.10.

Kerg, C. S. (Oct 13, 1961). Kerg’s Korner. The Delta Democrat-Times, p. 9.

Area schools reopening. (Feb 25, 1971). The Delta Democrat-Times, p. 5.

Mississippi Department of Archives & History. Historic Resources Inventory, Cary. Retrieved August 26, 2021 from: https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=publicPropSearch&Name=&StreetNo=&StreetName=&City=Cary&County=Any

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on September 5, 2021.

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Location Info


Cypress/US 61 and Dogwood Street
Cary, MS 39054

Coordinates: 32.80867, -90.92583

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