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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Carr School

 
 
Carr School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
1. Carr School Marker
Inscription. 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
 
Erected 2006 by the City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee.
 
Location. 32° 21.103′ N, 90° 53.015′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County
Carr School Mural image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
2. Carr School Mural
. Marker can be reached from Levee Street south of Grove Street. Touch for map. The Vicksburg Riverfront Murals are located on the Yazoo Diversion Canal levee wall. Marker is at or near this postal address: Levee Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Nation's Most Destructive Flood (here, next to this marker); The Steamer Sprague (here, next to this marker); President McKinley Visits the "Land of Cotton" (a few steps from this marker); Brothers of the Sacred Heart (a few steps from this marker); "The Blues are the Roots, the Rest are the Fruits"-Willie Dixon (a few steps from this marker); "Logging on the River" (a few steps from this marker); "The Founding of Vicksburg and Methodism" (within shouting distance of this marker); The Vicksburg Garden Clubs and Planters Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Vicksburg Riverfront Mural website. (Submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Before Restoration: the Carr School, Vicksburg, Mississippi (blog). (Submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureEducation
 
Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 25, 2017
3. Vicksburg, Mississippi waterfront levee wall murals.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 6, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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