Calhoun School – Laurel MS

City:
Laurel, MS

Site Type:
Schools, Education and Health

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Funding, Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works

Started:
1938

Completed:
1939

Designer:
Landry & Matthes

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Site Survival:
No Longer Extant

Description

The Calhoun school was constructed 1939 as project x1289. A PWA grant of $13,622 was approved 9/13/1938. Construction began 12/16/1938 and was completed 7/13/1939 at a cost of $28,909. Architects were Landry & Matthes. The school was demolished in 2007.

Source notes

Report No. 5. Status of Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects. (January 3, 1940).

Region No. 3 Mississippi. Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works Projects Division, p. 106.

Mississippi Department of Archives & History. Historic Resources Inventory database. Retrieved Oct.5, 2019 from https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=publicPropSearch&Name=&StreetNo=&StreetName=&City=Any&County=Jones

PWA Aided in construction of 228 school buildings in state; Complete list given
Clarion-Ledger, Sep 25, 1939.

Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on October 5, 2019.

Location Info


Calhoun Cemetery Road
Laurel, Mississippi 39443

Location notes: Approximate location.

Coordinates: 31.696701, -89.206580

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