Teachers’ Home and Dormitory – Bogue Chitto MS

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Description

The National Youth Administration built a combination teacher’s home and dormitory for the Lincoln County Training School for African Americans as W. P. 4306 in 1937-1938. Construction was supervised by John Quincy Martin and employed 20 boys for four months. Located on the west side of Highway 51, the building was 60 feet x 26 feet and contained 5 rooms for students, 2 apartments for instructors, and a receiving room at the entrance. The building was constructed of salvaged materials and painted brown with white trim, and white throughout the interior. Professor D. E. Magee and a committee of citizens sponsored the project at a cost of $657.30 for materials. NYA supplied payroll for youth labor at a cost of $646.80. The Engineer was Seab Reynolds.

Source notes

Series 2018 National Youth Administration Work Projects Photo Album. Mississippi Department of Archives & History Digital Archives. Retrieved from https://www.mdah.ms.gov/arrec/digital_archives/series/2018/detail/3710
Boys complete teachers' home at Bogue Chitto High School. Enterprise-Journal, Nov. 3, 1937, p. 1

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on October 17, 2018.

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Location Info


Bogue Chitto, Mississippi 39629

Location notes: West side of Highway 51; exact location unknown.

Coordinates: 31.4394, -90.4546

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