National Guard Armory (demolished) – Cleveland MS

City:
Cleveland, MS

Site Type:
Civic Facilities, Military and Public Safety, Armories

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Started:
1941

Completed:
1942

Contractors:
Glen Roberts, Superintendent of Construction

Site Survival:
No Longer Extant

Description

The WPA-built Art Moderne style armory adjacent to Delta State Teachers College (now Delta State University) provided facilities beginning in 1946 for one of the earliest guidance centers. Delta State later acquired the armory building and it served as an art studio until it was demolished in 1971.

Source notes

Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory database. Retrieved from https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?view=architectural Gunn, J. W., & Castle, G. C. (1980). A Pictorial History of Delta State University. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on March 8, 2014.

Location Info


Corner of West Sunflower Road and 5th Avenue
Cleveland, MS 38733
Bolivar County

Coordinates: 33.7475604, -90.73372

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