Tunica Penal Farm – Tunica MS

Description

The concrete, one-story building was constructed in 1934 at a then-cost of $11,000, of which the county furnished $4,000 and the federal Civil Works Administration (CWA) furnished the remainder. The structure was designed by A. H. Town and N. W. Overstreet. The building features typical Art Deco massing and vertical architectural ornamentation. It was designated a Mississippi landmark status in 2004.

Source notes

Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Historic Resources Inventory Database. Retrieved from (http://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?view=architectural), September 16, 2018.

Penal Farm for Tunica. (January 6, 1934). Biloxi Daily Herald, p. 2.

Building plaque.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on December 29, 2014.
Additional contributions by Ellis Darby.

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Location Info


5200 Old Mhoon Landing Road
Tunica, MS 38676

Coordinates: 34.699915, -90.384780

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