Eupora Community House was built circa 1938, and is conjectured to have been built with Works Progress Administration (WPA) labor (Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Historic Resources Inventory database; David Preziosi, n. d.).
The first known access to a public library in Webster County occurred during the WPA era, when a library was set up in one of the upstairs rooms of the courthouse in Walthall, MS….The library project was liquidated after 8 months, with the books being given to the local schools.
In 1966, the Eupora Jaycees began the process of organizing a library…A room in the Community House was designated for the library. (Tombigbee Regional Library System)
…stone veneer facade…one-story, stone and brick…
Partial-width, front facing gable roof projecting entry porch is supported by a brick arch. The main entry door under the porch is metal clad wood with nine lights over two projecting panels.
…brick quoining on the corners with stone on the main portion of the facade.
…one internal chimney and one end chimney…
How many of you lived in communities with WPA constructed community houses? What uses did they serve in your communities then, and how are they being used now? Did your community have one and it was later demolished?