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Webster County Courthouse on endangered places list

Walthall (Drew Powell, WTVA)
Walthall (Drew Powell, WTVA)
Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 11/15/2013 1:45 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Webster County Courthouse has been placed on a list of endangered places in Mississippi.

The Mississippi Heritage Trust included the building on its 2013 list of the Top 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi.

The courthouse, located in the town of Walthall, was destroyed by fire during the early morning hours of January 17.

The building was built in 1915 and had undergone renovation in 1974.

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History awarded a $500,000 grant last month to help stablize the remaining walls and rebuild the roof on the building.

Other locations included on the 2013 list include Mendenhall High School Auditorium, Meridian Police Department,  Merrill-Maley House in Jackson, Millsaps Hotel in Hazlehurst, Isaiah T. Montgomery House in Mound Bayou, Moss Point Central Fire Station, Southern Christian Institute in Edwards; 33rd Avenue High School in Gulfport and West Pascagoula Colored School in Gautier.

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