A stone-veneered building with false half-timbered gables, very similar to the community houses in Grenada and Winona. (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory database Fact Sheet)
This beautiful example of Tudor style was constructed in 1935 through the New Deal’s Emergency Relief Administration program. Mississippi had a number of community houses that were constructed through the programs of the New Deal, including not only Grenada and Winona, but also Leland, Louisville, Macon, Enterprise, Teoc, Magnolia, Magee, Soso, Raleigh, Carrollton, Oxford, and Eupora.
While the design of the Pontotoc House is also similar to the one in Eupora, I think the Pontotoc version is much more elegant. Both feature brick quoining on the corners, but I like the overall approach of the Pontotoc Community House better, particularly the rock work.
The shade around the Pontotoc House also lends itself to moss growth–something I personally find appealing. This building also has the FERA origins on the keystone, in what appears to be finger impressions–such a personal touch from one of the builders! You can read more about the Emergency Relief Administration in the national archives collection.