- Collierville, TN
- Site Type:
- Education and Health, Schools
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Civil Works Administration (CWA)
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
The Classical Revival (Art Moderne and Neoclassical Revival influences) two-story school was constructed over a period of 4 years. The project began with $250,000 from CWA in 1933-34, shifted to TERA in 1935, and was completed by WPA workers in 1935-36 (Van West, 2001). When the new high school was constructed, the building was converted to use as Collierville Middle School. The proposal is to utilize the building for future use as administrative offices for the school district. The building is designated with National Register of Historic Places status.
Source notesVan West, C. (2001). Tennessee’s New Deal Landscape: A Guidebook. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. Joint Report to the Historic District Commission and Planning Commission, Collierville Historic District. (July 18 and August 1, 2013). University of Memphis Collierville Campus report from Town of Collierville Planning Division. Retrieved from https://collierville.com/images/stories/staffreports/2013/UofMHDCandPCStaffReports-July2013-web.pdf Hopkins, J. L. (1989). Collierville Historic District, nomination form for National Register of Historic Places. United States Department of the Interior. National Park Service.
Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on December 27, 2014.
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