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Bailey Magnet High School

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Bailey Magnet High School in Jackson, MS was designed by the firm, Overstreet and Town, in 1936. This building is one of the best examples of the modern movement because of it’s materiality and its attention to detail.  The entire building is cast in place architectural concrete with openings for windows and doors.  Art Deco elements are present on the building with the use of vertical masses that culminate in a grand entrance at the front of the building.  According to the Washington Post, the school was featured on the cover Life Magazine in the late 1930s. This school is the earliest example of the many modern schools built throughout the state.