- Vaiden, MS
- Site Type:
- Education and Health, Schools
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- E. L. Malvaney
- Quality of Information:
- Very Good
- Site Survival:
The Art Moderne school was completed in 1943 as W. P. A. Project No. 7233. Work began in 1941 but was stopped due to lack of money resulting from the war. WPA workers mixed concrete on site, and carried it in wheelbarrows to construct the poured monolithic concrete two and a half story U-plan school. The auditorium was restored in 2008-2009 for use as a community center.
Source notesHoward, M., & Stewart, B. (2008). Nomination form for the National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved from https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?id=37670&view=facts&y=1177 R. C. Weir Memorial Building. Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory database. Retrieved from https://www.apps.mdah.ms.gov/Public/prop.aspx?id=37671&view=facts&y=1177
Site originally submitted by Susan Allen on October 10, 2015.
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