Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A School Scene From Spring 1959

Pictured above is the old Business Building at Itawamba Junior College and Agricultural High School taken during the Spring of 1959. It was the year Alaska was admitted as the 49th state, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill allowing for Hawaiian statehood. It was also the year Darby O'Gill and the Little People, a film based on H.T. Kavanagh's short stories, was released in the U.S. by Walt Disney and The Twilight Zone premiered on CBS. Such musical hits as Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price, The Battle of New Orleans by Johnny Horton and Mack the Knife by Bobby Darin played on the jukebox in the school’s rec hall. The old two-story brick building was built during the early 1920’s as a classroom building for Itawamba Agricultural High School.


Anonymous said...

Bob, I have never seen this picture in color before.
What part of today's campus did this building used to stand at?

Bob Franks said...

Oliver, this building faced east and was across the street from the present-day administration building. I think the street now is a pedestrian walk.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I know where that is. That is where the current Old Language Arts building and Business building is located. My seconed year at ICC is when they tore the street out and created the pedestrian walk; back in 2004.