The boys’ dormitory at the State School for the Blind was designed by architects Hull & Drummond in 1934 as part of a $220,000 project using state funds and ERA funds with WPA labor. The new brick 2-story dormitory was constructed to relieve crowded conditions at the school, and cost in excess of $40,000. An additional $3,587 was awarded in September 1935 in order to complete the dormitory. It was used in the Gilfoy School of Nursing after the school relocated in the late 1940s, and was demolished c. 2005 in order to build a parking lot.
Mississippi Department of Archives & History. Historic Resources Inventory database. Retrieved October 22, 2019 from (https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=publicPropSearch&Name=&StreetNo=&StreetName=&City=Jackson&County=Any), accessed October 2019.
Blind Institute to open Tuesday. (Sep 16, 1934). Clarion-Ledger, p. 4.
$220,000 is expended on state repair work for first two months. (Sep 28, 1934). Clarion-Ledger, p. 18
City’s building trades brisker. (Oct 2, 1934). Clarion-Ledger, 7.
Improvements by ERA and state program completed. (Mar. 14, 1935). Clarion-Ledger, p. 3.
Nearly Million Dollars in State WPA Projects get Federal Approval. (Sep 8, 1935).
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on October 22, 2019.
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