Location Information
(for the Greenwood City Hall and Fire Station No. 1)
Name:Greenwood City Hall and Fire Station No. 1
Address:103 Church Street, West
City/County:Greenwood, Leflore County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1930
Architectural Styles(s):Art Deco, Stripped Classic
No. of Stories:2
Registration Information
NR District Name:Downtown Greenwood
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:43
MPS:Greenwood Multiple Resource Area
Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:08-17-2017
Recorded:09-01-2017
Book/Vol. No.:BK 0461 PG 601
Context/Comments
This structure was previously listed as element #37, 'contributing', in the Central Commercial and Railroad Historic District.
Brief Description
This is a symmetrical c. 1930 two story yellow brick public building with an eight bay (WWWDDWWW) central block flanked by two one story three-bay wings (WWW). The bays on both the central block and wings are defined by recessed panels. The window openings contain six-over-one, double-hung windows with stone sills and ornamental brickwork window hoods. The bays in the central block are accented by a decorative medallion above the second story openings. There is textured brickwork between the first and second story windows. The central bays of the central block are surrounded by stone ornament of the Art Deco style. A carved stone sign above the entry doors reads 'Greenwood City Hall 1930'. The entry doors are double leaf full light with eighteen divisions. The entry doors are surrounded by divided side lights with divided transom lights above. The entry door area does not appear to be original to the building. Cast concrete steps flanked by stone walls with urns and railings lead to the front entry door. The cornice on the central block includes stone detailing with geometric florals and reed motif blocks. The wings also contain stone block cornices with Art Deco motif and a carved stone sign reading "Fire Department No 1". A stone water table encircles the building. The rear of the building is a fire station which fonts Main Street. The fire station has a garage opening defined by Art Deco motif stone ornamentation.