Local Properties Added to National Register

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Jackson, Miss. A Mississippi turn-of-the-century car dealership, an African American cemetery, two public schools and a historic district are now on the National Register of Historic Places.

The properties are located in Vicksburg, Starkville, Meridian, Waveland and Tupelo respectively.

The Meridian Senior High School and Junior College was built north of downtown in 1937 in response to Meridian's growing population and was the first municipal junior college in Mississippi.

The campus ranges in architectural styles from the Stripped Classic style of the administration building to the Art Moderne Ross Collins Vocational Building.

The Department of Interior recently approved the listings on the recommendation of the Mississippi National Register Review Board.

The National Register of Historic Places was established by Congress in 1966 to help identify and protect historically significant properties.

The Department of Archives and History is the official State Historic Preservation Office in Mississippi and handles all requests for National Register information and assistance.