Category Archives: school buildings

A little Friday treat, or: Inspiration might be where you do not expect to find it.

My Rakkasan tea order came in this week, and once again I can enjoy my favorite: Nam Việt Earl Grey made with wild black tea from a mountain in the Yên Bái Province and  bergamot oil from the Reggio di … Continue reading

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Cleveland Community Vocational School: The NYA Annexes

The main part of the Cleveland Vocational School (the center) was constructed in 1933 to serve the Cleveland community in rural Kemper County. In 1937, the National Youth Administration began the construction of the two classroom annexes that are on … Continue reading

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Bruce High School: A Monolithic Concrete by E. L. Malvaney

Four years ago I ventured over to Bruce to check out the 1942 monolithic concrete school attributed to Edgar Lucian Malvaney–who designed a lot of public school buildings for Mississippi during the years between 1920 and his first school–the Sunflower … Continue reading

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Haywood Farms: USDA Farm Security Administration project

The New Deal’s Resettlement Administration was established in 1935, under the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935.  The RA’s purpose was to create planned communities to “resettle destitute or low-income families from rural and urban areas” (Resettlement Administration, Living New … Continue reading

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Carpenter School No. 1

There is still much to post about the week in Natchez, but a need for software reinstallation on my new computer has left me stranded–photo edit speaking–for a bit longer. I did not make it to the historic Carpenter No. … Continue reading

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Durant’s N. W. Overstreet Art Moderne School

I have been in love with the Art Moderne Durant School since the first time I saw it in the header of Preservation in Mississippi back in 2010.  After secretly pining for my own photograph of this school for the last … Continue reading

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Bristol Tennessee High School and the Castle Stadium: PWA, TERA, and WPA on the job for the nation

A magnificent example of Colonial Revival style set within a New South industrial townscape, the Bristol Tennessee High School has been an educational and cultural landmark since its construction. (Carroll Van West, Tennessee’s New Deal Landscape, 2001, p. 124) Features of … Continue reading

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Rosemont Elementary School, Bristol, TN

The former Rosemont Elementary School in Bristol, TN dates to at least 1930 (Stone & Haskins, 2005).  The 3-story building contains 32,640 sf of space on 4.5 acres in the center of town.  It was purchased by Tri-Cities Christian School … Continue reading

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