Mississippi architects N. W. Overstreet and A. H. Town of Jackson designed this 1936 Art Moderne jail in Lexington. A PWA project, it cost $24,528, and $10,000 of it was funded from the PWA. Holmes County erected a new jail facility in 1999-2000. What's in store for this building I wonder? It is both historic (a designated Mississippi landmark) and stunning in the simple design. Maybe I could just renovate it and move in, living in half, and operating my research facility in the other half. I will have to study on that possibility. I wonder what they would charge me for rent?
Sources: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Historic Resources Inventory; Mississippi Landmarks; "New correctional facility will replace 63-year-old county jail" (June 3, 1999). Holmes County Herald, 41(22). p. 1.