Category Archives: school houses

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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Haywood Farms: Jungle Gym Fever

Last August on our trip to Nashville, we stopped for me to photograph part of the Haywood Farms Project.  As a child growing up in the 1950s, I spent plenty of time on “monkey bars.”  I was fascinated that the … Continue reading

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New Deal in Texas: Bunger PWA School House

The Bunger school house is in Young County, just a few miles down the road from Graham, my home town.  It was completed in 1936 as PWA project W1255 and is rock veneer.  Miss Fannie Ragland was the county superintendent … Continue reading

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East Tupelo School, part 3

Over the past few days, we have visited the original East Tupelo high school building, constructed in 1936, and toured the canning plant constructed circa 1940. We finish up the visit today with a brief look at the new class … Continue reading

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East Tupelo School

The East Tupelo school, constructed 1936, was designed by architects N. W. Overstreet and A. Hays Town.  The building contains an auditorium and classrooms.  Sadly, the beautiful original entrance is hidden behind those metal awnings that cover the sidewalks, and … Continue reading

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Old Salem Elementary School

The Old Salem Elementary School was completed in 1952, and was part of the Old Salem School Complex for African Americans in Benton County, north Mississippi, near the Tennessee border.  Old Salem High School and Vocational Building were constructed by … Continue reading

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Former Carthage High School and the Leake County Agricultural High School

While the development of the county agricultural system in Mississippi might have made fuller progress toward a state-wide establishment since the first act providing therefore was passed, still, all things considered, the condition at the present day is not such … Continue reading

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Elbert School Revisited

This building was still standing, albeit barely, and in very poor shape, when I was there in December 2011.  The original post can be seen at the link to the Elbert School.  This is the school my mother attended in … Continue reading

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Rock School

Mineral Wells’ oldest building is the Rock Schoolhouse, constructed in 1886, served as the first public school in Mineral Wells, Texas.  It is currently owned by the Fifty Year Club, who are restoring and renovating the Mountaineer Park complex that … Continue reading

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1913 Mineral Wells High School

In 1913, the city of Mineral Wells voted a bond issue to build a new high school.  Architect Cornelius Granbery Lancaster designed the building (Beil, 2010) with its “Mission Revival style parapets and polychromatic brickwork along the roofline” (Texas Historical … Continue reading

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