- Biloxi, MS
- Site Type:
- Civic Facilities, Military and Public Safety, City and Town Halls, Penal Facilities
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
- No Longer Extant
The jail annex and repairs to the city hall including beautifying and landscaping of city streets in addition to the construction of a 35 x 35 one-story jail annex. W. P. No. 1046 was started 02/01/1936 and completed 07/04/1937 for a total cost of $25,913.19 including payroll, material, and equipment. The federal funds provided$22,105.97 and the City of Biloxi as sponsor provided $3,807.22. The city hall repairs included modernization of offices. The landscaping included West Beach improvement and Central Beach Promenade. The building is no longer extant.
Hundreds Benefitted by WPA Projects at Biloxi. (Mar 13, 1936). Clarion-Ledger, p. 10.
Outline Biloxi WPA Program. (Dec 31, 1936). Biloxi Daily Herald, p. 1, 7.
Much Work Done by WPA in Biloxi. (Jun 28, 1937). Biloxi Daily Herald, p. 1.
Efficient City Commission in Office: Here are Some Facts of WPA Projects Secured for Biloxi. (June 29, 1938). Biloxi Daily Herald, p. 7.
Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on September 9, 2020.
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