Location Information
(for the Picayune Memorial High School)
Name:Picayune Memorial High School [Picayune Junior High School]
Address:702 Goodyear Boulevard
Picayune Memorial High School complex
City/County:Picayune, Pearl River County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1947-1948
Architectural Styles(s):Colonial Revival
No. of Stories:1
Brief Description
One-story, steel frame, seven-bay-wide (w-w-w-d-w-w-w) Colonial Revival style school building with a side gable roof and a partial-width gable-roofed porch supported by slender Tuscan columns. Bay 4 is a double door composed of single sheets of plate glass held in aluminum frames, with similar transom and
sidelights. Windows are 15/15 and 12/12 aluminum double hung-sash replacements. The school has a continuous concrete foundation, brick walls, and an asphalt shingle roof. Additions are evident on the left and right sides. An addition significantly expanding the school was built on the west end between 2007 and 2009.
Historic Information
The core of the current building was built in 1948 as the new Picayune high school, replacing a 1923 building that was then occupied by the city’s Junior High School. The current Picayune Memorial High School was built in 1966-1967; high school functions may have been transferred to that building, and junior high school functions to this building, for the 1967-1968 school year.