Waterways Experiment Station Expansion – Vicksburg MS

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A number of buildings were constructed at the Vicksburg Waterways Experiment Station following its initial construction in 1930. Buildings constructed under the expansion of the US Army Corps of Engineers from 1933-1941 included Soils Laboratory Bldg. 1077 (1934), Tools and Equipment House Bldg. 7071 (1934), Booster Pump Station Bldg. 3065 (1935), Hydraulics Office Bldg. 3067 (1935), Warehouse Stockroom Bldg., 2059 (1935), EPD offices-Soils Division Bldg. 2099 (1937), Equipment Storage Building # 1 2053 (1939 and # 2 Bldg. 2055 (1939), and Paint Shop/Storage Bldg. 2021 (1941).

“The work of the Waterways Experiment Station at Vicksburg, Mississippi, where Army engineers build model rivers to study the problems of flood control was lauded today before the annual National Rivers and Harbors Congress…” (Flood control, 1934, p. 1).

The site is extant, but status of specific buildings is not indicated.

Source notes

Abraham, E. E. (1999). Nomination form Waterways Experiment Station Historic District. United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service.

Flood control on Yazoo River now probable. (1934, April 30). Greenwood Commonwealth, p. 1.

Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory database, Vicksburg, MS: (http://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=publicPropSearch&Name=Waterways%20Experiment%20Station&StreetNo=&StreetName=&City=Vicksburg&County=Any), accessed March 30, 2018.

 

 

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on March 30, 2018.

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Location Info


Halls Ferry Road and Delaware
Vicksburg, MS 39180

Coordinates: 32.2951333, -90.870649

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