In 1925, Alfred Carlson (see PO2), plant manager of the Poinsett Lumber and Manufacturing Company (PL&M), planned and closely guided the design and construction of this multipurpose center, and Boggs, a Mississippi engineer, drafted the plans. Located on the southern end of the eighty-acre Singer compound, the Craftsman-influenced wooden building, with its plain lines and massive forms has a porch that wraps around the front portion with cast-concrete piers and a cast-concrete balustrade that is divided into bays by recessed panels. The gabled roof’s eaves are supported on large brackets. The PL&M Company donated the materials for the building, and employees provided the labor. The building housed an assembly room, a kitchen, a library, and a gymnasium with a stage and dressing rooms. Although the club was built for employees, it served as the focal point of social and recreational activities for everyone in Trumann.
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The Poinsett Community Club (Singer Community House)
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