Carr School

Carr School (HM1YS8)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.103', W 90° 53.015'

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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 superintendent of the Vicksburg Public Schools for eighteen years prior to completion of the school and who would continue to serve for seven more years.

When it opened its doors, Carr School accommodated kindergarten, elementary and junior high students. It also house the administrative offices for the superintendent and his staff. In 1932, the building became a high school and remained such until 1959 when it reverted to a junior high school. Carr closed in 1979 when the classes were shifted throughout the city.

During its service, the school was instrumental in developing students who achieved distinguished careers in all major disciplines: medicine, law, engineering, business, education, religion, athletics and the military.

This mural was made possible by Carr Central High School alumni who wish to recognize the contribution that the school made to Vicksburg and the positive impact that it had on their lives.

Sponsored by the Alumni of Carr Central High School
HM NumberHM1YS8
Year Placed2006
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee
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Date Added Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at 9:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699159 N 3581390
Decimal Degrees32.35171667, -90.88358333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.103', W 90° 53.015'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 6.18" N, 90° 53' 0.9" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1298 Levee St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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