Wayne County Courthouse – Waynesboro MS


The 1936 Wayne County Courthouse was completed with a Public Works Administration grant (W1041) of $45,000 towards the $100,000 building. E. L. Malvaney designed the 51 x 110 foot Art Deco style building constructed of gray brick with stone trim and steel sash. I. C. Garbor and Son were the construction company. The top floor of the 4-story building contained a “modern, escape-proof jail” (“New Wayne County Courthouse Awaits Dedication”) and the interior was trimmed with red gum. Heating and plumbing was done by S. S. Richard Heating and Plumbing, and electric by Short Electric Company. The courtrooms contained 300 seats and a 100 seat balcony. A wing was added to the west side in 1987. The building is part of the Downtown Waynesboro Historic District.

Source notes

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

"New Wayne County Courthouse Awaits Dedication." (August 22, 1937). (Jackson) Clarion-Ledger, p. 7.

Schneider, D. B. (November 11, 2011). Downtown Waynesboro Historic District Nomination form for National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved from http://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/nom/dist/223.pdf

Status of Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, Report No. 5, Region No. 3. Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Projects Division, p. no. 104, January 3, 1940.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on October 29, 2017.

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Location Info

609 Azalea Drive
Waynesboro, Mississippi 39367

Coordinates: 31.6732641, -88.6489833

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