Swimming Pool and School Improvements – Edwards MS

Description

A new swimming pool and municipal park were built in 1934 using Civil Works Administration funds. The school playground was furnished, athletic field improved with grading and concrete seats, teacher’s home renovated, and repairs made to the high school. Dedication ceremonies were held May 4, 1934.

Source notes

Clarion-Ledger, December 19,1933.
Clarion-Ledger, January 10, 1934, January 18, 1934, April 22, 1934, May 2, 1934, and May 3, 1934.
Former resident Byron Wood, on "New Deal in Mississippi: Edwards' CWA Swimming Pool & Improvements," Preservation in Mississippi February 28, 2018. Retrieved from (https://misspreservation.com/2018/02/28/new-deal-in-mississippi-edwards-cwa-swimming-pool-improvements/), accessed March 14, 2018.

Improvement Projects: “Building swimming pool at Edwards, Hinds County, Miss.” Retrieved from Series 443 Works Progress Administration Scrapbooks, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Digital Archives. (https://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/series/443/search/), accessed March 14, 2018.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on March 15, 2018.

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Location Info


NE corner of Senseman Street and Hwy 467
Edwards, Mississippi 39066

Location notes: Athletic field was "due west of the school gymnasium" located at Old US 80 (Jackson Street) and Magnolia Street.

Coordinates: 32.3288305, -90.603812

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