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Smith, Vinson B., Jr. (b.1891 - d.1964)
Architect, Gulfport/Long Beach, MS
Born in New Orleans, and received his architectural education at Tulane University. He opened his own practice in Gulfport in 1921. Listed as a member of the Louisiana chapter of the AIA in the early 1920s, before becoming one of the founding members and first secretary-treasurer of the MS chapter of the AIA in 1929. Office in 1920s in Old Bank of Gulfport Building. During the 1930s (unknown range of dates), he maintained an office in Atlantic City, NJ, along with a branch office in Ocean City, NJ. In 1928, he was appointed by Gov. Bilbo to a four-year term to the new State Board of Architecture. He was president of the State Board of Architectural Examiners twice, and he served as State Architect for Mississippi under Gov. Bilbo (1928-1932), during this time working as consulting architect for the State Hospital at Whitfield. He was the Secretary/Treasurer for the MS Chapter of the AIA in 1931. In addition to these professional associations, he was a chairman of the Methodist Seashore board of trustees, and a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. His office is listed at 126 W. Fourth Street, Long Beach, in 1962, also his residence. Married, he had seven children, and was a Methodist. see also SMITH & LACHIN and SMITH & OLSCHNER
DateInventory#Name of PropertyRoleDescription of WorkLocation
D047-GLF-1466.1-XGaston Point Elementary School (II)ArchitectOriginal buildingGulfport, Harrison Co.
D1924047-GLF-2271-NRG. B. Dantzler House (Dantzler-Fabacher House), 1238 Beach BoulevardArchitectOriginal buildingGulfport, Harrison Co.
A1925047-GLF-0054-DNCcommercial building, 1414 25th AvenueArchitectOriginal BuildingGulfport, Harrison Co.
D1928-1932121-BRN-4500Mississippi State Hospital, Whitfield communityArchitect--Consultingoriginal campusBrandon vic., Rankin Co.
D1928-29035-HAT-4008-NRD-MLLucas Administration Building, University of Southern MississippiArchitectOriginal buildingHattiesburg, Forrest Co.
D1928-29035-HAT-4009-NRD-MLBennett Auditorium, University of Southern MississippiArchitectOriginal buildingHattiesburg, Forrest Co.
D1929035-HAT-4013-NRD-MLHome Economics Building (Fritsche-Gibbs Hall), University of Southern MississippiArchitectOriginal buildingHattiesburg, Forrest Co.
D1929035-HAT-4014-NRD-ML"The Hub" (Old Dining Hall), University of Southern MississippiArchitectOriginal buildingHattiesburg, Forrest Co.
D1930049-JAC-0001-NHL-MLMississippi State Capitol (New Capitol)ArchitectGovernor's office renovationJackson, Hinds Co.
D1932109-POP-5004.1-XAdministration Building, Savannah Consolidated School (White) complexArchitectOriginal buildingPoplarville vic., Pearl River Co.
D1933-34109-POP-4013.1-XAdministration Building, Industrial School (White) complexArchitectOriginal buildingPoplarville vic., Pearl River Co.
D1934059-MOS-0324-NRDMoss Point Elementary School (Charlotte Hyatt Elementary School)ArchitectOriginal buildingMoss Point, Jackson Co.
A1934109-POP-5004.2Home Economics Building, Savannah Consolidated School (White) complexArchitectOriginal buildingPoplarville vic., Pearl River Co.
D1934073-PUR-0001-MLLamar County Courthouse, ArchitectRemodeling and additionsPurvis, Lamar Co.
D1936-37131-PRK-0106-MLHarrison Hall, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community CollegeArchitectOriginal buildingPerkinston, Stone Co.
D1936047-GLF-0159-XGulfport North Central Ward SchoolArchitectOriginal buildingGulfport, Harrison Co.
D1936047-GLF-1455-XWest Ward Elementary SchoolArchitectOriginal buildingGulfport, Harrison Co.
D1937059-HUR-4024.1-XAdministration Building, Hurley School (White) complexArchitectOriginal buildingHurley, Jackson Co.
D1937045-BSL-0450.1-NRD-MLHancock County Courthouse, 150 Main StreetArchitectjailBay St. Louis, Hancock Co.
D1937045-BSL-0450.2-NRD-MLHancock County JailArchitectOriginal buildingBay St. Louis, Hancock Co.
D1945045-BSL-0076-DNCGaspard House, 300 (212) Beach Boulevard, NorthArchitectOriginal buildingBay St. Louis, Hancock Co.