A new county jail and improvements to the existing county courthouse were approved as PWA project 1272 July 23, 1938. E. L. Malvaney was architect for the two-story concrete Art Deco jail. Construction began 10/10/1938 and was completed 3/29/1939. PWA supplied a grant of $20,454 toward total cost of $45,577. Bonds were issued in the amount of $25,000 to contribute toward the cost of new jail construction and repair of the courthouse.
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. 106.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Historic Resources Inventory Database. Union County Jail. Retrieved November 2, 2019 from:
Greenwood armory plans submitted to PWA officials. Jun 21, 1938. The Greenwood Commonwealth., p. 1.
Union board okehs bonds. Jul 9, 1938. Clarion-Ledger, p. 3.
Union bonds floated. Sep 11, 1938. Clarion-Ledger, p. 13.
Grants given state by PWA. Sep 15, 1938. Clarion Ledger, p. 3.
Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on November 4, 2019.
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