Old School, Vicksburg, Miss.

by Brian Cofer August. 13, 2013 3228 views

From the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation website:
Carr School was designed in the Tudor Gothic style by William Stanton, a well-known architect who had designed many religious, public, commercial and residential buildings across Mississippi. The school was built in 1924 by the E. G. Parish Construction Company of Jackson, Tennessee, at a cost of $220,000. It was named in honor of John P. Carr who had served as the superintendent of the Vicksburg Public Schools for 18 years prior to the completion of the school and who would continue to serve for seven more years. In 1932, the school became a high school and it remained such until 1959 when it reverted to a junior high school. Carr closed in 1979 when classes shifted throughout the city. The building is vacant and would be easily converted into apartments.

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Jay 6 years ago

THe last one and number 12 are brilliant. I favorited number 12. It would be a shame if they don't keep the building and somehow re-used it. Looking at the shots one can only imagine the lives and dramas of student life that took place in those halls: if they could only talk. Thanks for posting these.

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Larry Sample 6 years ago

Love the last with steeple in window!

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