Greenwood in Leflore County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
The Greenwood Underpass was constructed in 1938 by the Mississippi State Highway Department with funding from the Federal Aid Highway Program. In accordance with WPA goals the Greenwood Underpass was designed to improve the Y. & M.V. railroad crossing by elevating the track and eliminating the railway-grade crossing. Adding a four-lane highway and sidewalk under the railway created an entrance into Greenwood. This Art Deco-style structure was engineered by Eli Abbott Jr.
Erected 2010 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 33° 30.622′ N, 90° 10.695′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, Mississippi, in Leflore County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Avenue D, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Main Street, Greenwood MS 38930, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elks Hart Lodge No. 640 (approx. ¼ mile away); Furry Lewis Greenwood's First Artesian Well (approx. half a mile away); Baptist Town (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battery 'C' (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charles Edward Wright (approx. 0.7 miles away); WGRM Radio Studio (approx. 0.7 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwood.
Also see . . . "New Deal in Mississippi: Greenwood Underpass, AKA Main Street Railway Bridge Crossing". (Submitted on September 16, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.