Raymond Consolidated School received a grant of $45,000 from PWA project W1172 to construct a new brick school building, approved 7/21/1936. The first contract was awarded 2/4/1937 and construction began February 10, completion October 16. The building contained a large auditorium, eight classrooms, and a heating plant. The architects were Hull & Drummond, with I. C. Garber constructing the new school. An addition was added, funded by PWA, for $20,000, March 1939. Originally constructed as Raymond High School, it remains in use as the elementary school.
Report No. 5. Status of Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects. Region No. 3 Mississippi. (January 3, 1940) . Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Projects Division, p. 105.
“PWA aided in construction of 228 school buildings in state; Complete list given.” (Sept. 25, 1939). Clarion-Ledger, p. 10.
“Raymond School is Opened with Large Enrollment.” (Sept. 12, 1939). Clarion-Ledger, p. 5.
“Work on School Gets Underway.” (Mar. 24, 1939). Clarion-Ledger, p. 8.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on May 22, 2021.
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