White Acres Public Housing – McComb MS

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Preliminary plans for White Acres for white tenants was planned for South McComb in January 1940. The proposed unit was project Miss. 3-2, comprising 15 residential buildings and one administration/service building, and housing 84 families. Construction was by J. K. Fraser with a cost of $203,400. Architects were Landry and Matthes. The project involved razing existing structures, and grading, landscaping, plumbing and electrical work for the new structures. The two-story brick units are still in use.

Source notes

Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Historic Resources Inventory database. Retrieved October 22, 2019 from (https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=publicPropSearch&Name=&StreetNo=&StreetName=&City=McComb&County=Any), accessed October 2019.

Housing Agency Will Open Bids Last of April: White Acres Low Rental Development to Cost About $300,000. Apr. 2, 1940). McComb Daily Journal, p. 1.

Fast progress is being made on White Acres. (Jul 17, 1940). Enterprise-Journal, p. 1.

Project originally submitted by Susan Allen on October 22, 2019.

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Location Info


1000 block of St. Augustine Street
McComb, Mississippi 39648

Coordinates: 31.2566315, -90.44280019999997

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