Catchings Consolidated School Additions – Delta City MS

State:
MS

Site Type:
Schools, Education and Health

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

Started:
1938

Completed:
1939

Designer:
Hull & Drummond

Quality of Information:
Good

Site Survival:
No Longer Extant

Description

A new auditorium/gymnasium was added to the existing Catchings school as PWA project 1288. Architects Hull & Drummond designed the alterations and additions. A $9,000 loan and a $9,163 grant were provided. Approval was received 9/13/1938, and construction began 12/8/1938. The additions were completed 11/2/1939 for a total of $20,386. The name of the town was changed to Delta City sometime during the late 1940s.

Source notes

Mississippi Department of Archives & History. Historic Resources Inventory. Catchings Consolidate School. Retrieved Nov 2, 2019 from:
https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/rpt.aspx?rpt=publicPropSearch&Name=&StreetNo=&StreetName=&City=Delta%20City&County=Any

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.

Grants given state by PWA. (Sep 15, 1938). Clarion-Ledger, p. 3.

PWA aided in construction of 228 school buildings in state; complete list given. (Sep 25, 1939). Clarion-Ledger.

Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on November 4, 2019.

Location Info


Richey Road between Hwy 434 and Keth Road
Delta City, Mississippi 39061

Coordinates: 33.07339527, -90.79720809

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