Saturday, April 5, 2008

Malakoff School built by WPA/PWA--- Can we save it?

Mission Statement of the Malakoff Historical Society: to save the history of Malakoff and to establish a place where future generations can appreciate what has and is occurring in our city.
(See 2nd photo--school entrance---below)
They are currently trying to convince the Malakoff Independent School District to not destroy this historic building built by the Works Progress Administration's little known Public Works Administration. The PWA built 70% of the U.S. schools built between 1933 and 1939. This school was built in about 1939. They were given a 3-year reprieve last summer to come up with a plan and money for restoration. To restore this building for student use is extremely costly, but there is hope it can be used for something else that would have fewer restraints.

It's a beautiful building. This one and a new one share the block and are completely surrounded by this great stone wall.

For more information on the school, there's the Architect's Report published in the Malakoff News. Go to and search the archives for WPA, article Aug 24, 2007.

1 comment:

Destitute Rebel said...

This is a lovely building, it sure would be a shame to lose it, places like these need to be protected and taken care of for future generations. Great Picture.

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