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1947–1949, Mallett and Associates. 902 Park St.

This monolithic concrete two-story former waterworks building is in a Streamline Moderne style, which lingered in popularity in Mississippi into the early 1950s. The projecting two-story central office block dominates the symmetrical composition, its curves emphasized by the flowing diamond-patterned frieze and glass block at the entrance and corner windows. The one-story wing to the west with concrete Roman lattice vents shelters the water holding tank and rows of stacked concrete aerators. When it opened, the waterworks processed up to 1.5 million gallons of water per day. After years of vacancy, restoration work began in 2014 to bring the building back for community use.

Writing Credits

Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller


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Jennifer V.O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio with Mary Warren Miller, "COLUMBIA WATERWORKS", [Columbia, Mississippi], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Mississippi, Jennifer V. O. Baughn and Michael W. Fazio. With Mary Warren Miller. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2021, 326-327.

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