Location Information
(for the Administration Building)
Name:Administration Building
Address:Mary Holmes Junior College
City/County:West Point vic., Clay County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:1940
Architectural Styles(s):Colonial Revival
No. of Stories:2
Destroyed:demolished July 2017
Registration Information
NR District Name:Holmes, Mary Jr. College
NR Status:Contributing
Element No.:1
Mississippi Landmark Information
Designated:11-09-2006
Context/Comments
The Mary Holmes Junior College, founded in 1897 as the Mary Holmes Seminary, served as a private educational facility for African-Americans. During the period of segregated schools, private schools like Mary Holmes educated the majority of African-American teachers working in public schools, serving as a focal point for black education in Mississippi. The Administration Building, completed in 1940, is an example of a frame Colonial Revival building, with applied classical details on the window and door surrounds.