If you stopped by Sardis High School last week, you already know that the Elementary Building architect was Robert B. McKnight. McKnight also designed a gymnasium/vocational building for the school complex, but it is no longer extant. This simple one-story building was completed in 1948, and is part of the local Sardis Historic District which includes 89 properties (Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Historic Resources Inventory database). McKnight was active during the Great Depression years and afterwards (prior to this building’s date), designing ice plants, bridges, powerhouses and dams (MDAH). He was an ice plant designer for Southern United Ice Company in Jackson, and later an architectural bridge designer for the Mississippi State Highway Department. Any idea where any of his bridges might be located? During World War II, he worked for the Corps of Engineers as an architectural designer for powerhouses and dams. And, indeed, this little Art Deco/Art Moderne gem has an industrial feel to it.