Street Improvements – Hernando MS

Description

PWA project 1200 for paving in Hernando was for $16,000 loan and $13,090 grant approved 11/17/1936. Construction began 4/5/1937 and was completed 6/10/1937 for a total cost of $29,571. The work included paving the street around the courthouse square and surfacing eight lateral streets in the town. Contract was awarded to Bowyer & Johnson for $25,037.

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 Projects Division, p. 105.

Hernando plans street paving. (Mar 20, 1937). The Greenwood Commonwealth, p. 6.

Federal approval given 13 PWA projects in state. (Nov 24, 1936). Daily Clarion-Ledger, p. 14.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on November 4, 2019.

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Location Info


2535 US-51
Hernando, Mississippi 38632

Location notes: Streets around courthouse square include Hw. 51, Losher Street, Caffey Street, and W. Commerce Street.

Coordinates: 34.8230257, -89.9947444

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