Courthouse Jail (demolished) – Bay Springs MS

City:
Bay Springs, MS

Site Type:
Penal Facilities, Military and Public Safety

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

Started:
1938

Completed:
1939

Designer:
Krouse & Brasfield

Contractor:
Currie & Corley

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Site Survival:
No Longer Extant

Description

Public Works Administration, project W1208, constructed a two-story Art Deco style jail for the courthouse. A grant of $13,939 was approved toward the total cost of $30,977 6/22/1938. Contract was awarded 9/13/1938 and construction begun 9/22/1938. Architects were Krouse & Brasfield and builder was Currie & Corley. Construction was completed 1/19/1939. The jail and courthouse were destroyed in 1975.

Source notes

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. 105.
Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Historic Resources Inventory. Old Jasper County Jail. Retrieved August 2019 from www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?view=architectural
Hinds school work among PWA projects given okeh. (June 25, 1938). Clarion-Ledger, p. 1.

Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on August 10, 2019.

Location Info


2809-2793 Court Street
Bay Springs, Mississippi 39422

Location notes: Per MDAH: courthouse 31.976533; -89.287948 jail 31.97612511; -89.28787488

Coordinates: 31.9769194, -89.28866349999998

Site Details

Total Cost
$30,977.00

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