Location Information
(for the Duling School)
Name:Duling School
Address:622 Duling Avenue
City/County:Jackson, Hinds County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1927
Architectural Styles(s):Tudor
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:03 Jul 2007
NR District Name:Downtown Fondren
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:50
View National Register Nomination Form
Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:09-02-1998
Recorded:01-29-1999
Book/Vol. No.:V. 5052, p. 107
Context/Comments
The Lorena Duling School, designed by Jackson architect Claude Lindsley and constructed in 1927, marks the growth and development of the Fondren neighborhood as a streetcar suburb. The school, located at the geographic center of the neighborhood, was one of its first and most prominent public institutions. The physical expansion of the building mirrored the development of the expanding neighborhood the 1920s and expansion in the 1930s and 1940s, marking two significant periods in the expansion of the Fondren neighborhood. Lindsley was a prominent architect and the school is a significant example of his work. It is also an intact example of Tudor Revival style applied to a school building. Cynthia Hamilton, preservation consultant, wrote the National Register nomination.
Brief Description
South facing, one-and-two story, multiple, hollow-clay-tile-and-brick-veneer buildings with limestone dressings. Low-sloping roofs concealed by parapet walls. One-story classroom building to the west built in 1927 on an H-shaped plan. One-story cafeteria added farther east in 1935, then two-story auditorium and classroom building built in 1947 farthest to the east. Medieval features such as splayed, pointed arches and crenelations. Tudor arches at connectors between school, cafeteria, and auditorium. English Renaissance features such as quoins, cartouches, and swags. Auditorium has linear brick patterning and curving cheekwalls at the entry. Wooden, double-hung sash and wood doors throughout.