- Leming, TX
- Site Type:
- Education and Health, Schools
- New Deal Agencies:
- Public Works Administration (PWA), Public Works Funding
- Site Survival:
A high school construction project in Leming, Texas was undertaken during the Great Depression with the assistance of Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The PWA supplied a $6,000 loan and $2,333 grant for the project, whose total cost was $8,512. Construction began in Oct. 1935 and was largely completed in Mar. 1936.
The exact location and current status of the structure is presently unknown to Living New Deal. A visit to Leming revealed one former school building that fit the architectural bill of a school constructed during that era, now part of a sheriff’s annex at the southeast corner of U.S. 281 and South 5th Street. Alas, the building bears a 1931 cornerstone.
PWA Docket No. Tex. 9435
Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 182.
Personal visit by Evan Kalish, April 2022
Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 27, 2022.
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