Pubic Works Administration project 2530 was approved 1/9/1934 for construction of a school in Houlka. The loan was $24,300 and grant $9306 for a total of $33,606. Construction began 6/16/1934 and was completed 1/191935 for a final total of $36,611. Edgar Lucian Malvaney was architect and the M. T. Reed Construction Company of Belzoni was the contractor. The one-story red brick Colonial Revival style building was undergoing renovation in July 2014 when it caught fire from a contractor’s spark and was destroyed.
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.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Historic Resources Inventory. Retrieved August 30, 2021 from: https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=publicPropSearch&Name=&StreetNo=&StreetName=&City=Houlka&County=Any
Houlka School Burns. (July31, 2014). Preservation in Mississippi. Retrieved August 30, 2021 from: https://misspreservation.com/2014/07/31/houlka-school-burns/
The M. T. Reed Construction company of Belzoni, was low bidder on the Houlka school project. (Feb 18, 1934). Clarion-Ledger, p. 17.
E. L. Malvaney, a prominent local architect. (Aug 19, 1934). Clarion-Ledger, p. 18.
Mississippi is Awarded 11 Million Dollars on Public Works Projects. (Aug 13, 1934). Clarion-Ledger, p. 10.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on August 31, 2021.
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