Location Information
(for the Gulfport High School Gulfport Central Junior High)
Name:Gulfport High School (Gulfport Central Junior High) [U.S. District Judge Office]
Address:2016 15th Street
Old Gulfport High School
City/County:Gulfport, Harrison County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1923
Architectural Styles(s):Tudor
No. of Stories:2
Designed by architect N.W. Overstreet, this two-story, Tudor Revival-style building was built in 1923 as the Gulfport High School, and later served as the Gulfport Central Junior High School.
Brief Description
Two-story, 29-bay, Tudor Revival building with a flat roof. Each bay is defined by a projecting brick pilaster. Bay #15 is a double-door entry flanked by massive brick columns. Doors are modern commercial style with large transoms. Windows are modern 9-light fixed units. Decorative features include a water table, brick diapering, pilaster capitals, cornice brackets, a partial-width tiled shed roof, and a statuary. The building rests on a concrete slab foundation, is clad with brick, and has a flat roof obscured by a parapet wall.
Historic Information
The school was designed by Noah Webster Overstreet, a prominent Jackson architect who designed distinctive public and private structures throughout Mississippi from the 1910's to the 1950's.