American Legion Hut (Decatur, Mississippi)

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Newton County American Legion Post No. 89 Hut
American Legion Hut (Decatur, Mississippi) is located in Mississippi
American Legion Hut (Decatur, Mississippi)
American Legion Hut (Decatur, Mississippi) is located in the US
American Legion Hut (Decatur, Mississippi)
Location MS 15 N, 0.4 mi. N of jct. Country Club Rd.,
Decatur, Mississippi
Coordinates 32°25′12″N 89°06′37″W / 32.4200°N 89.1102°W / 32.4200; -89.1102Coordinates: 32°25′12″N 89°06′37″W / 32.4200°N 89.1102°W / 32.4200; -89.1102
Area 24 acres (9.7 ha)
Built 1934
Architectural style Rustic
NRHP Reference # 07000148[1]
Added to NRHP March 13, 2007

The American Legion Hut (Decatur, Mississippi), also known as the Newton County American Legion Post No. 89 Hut, was built in 1934. With 24 acres (9.7 ha), it was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2007. It is significant for its Rustic style architecture as applied in Mississippi, which includes use of horizontal log walls, exposed rafters and trusses, and stone fireplaces.[2]

The American Legion Post No. 89 was founded in 1920 with eighteen original members, most or all being veterans of World War I.[2]

In 2006, the building was "largely intact and retains its 1934 character".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c William M. Gatlin (December 11, 2006). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Newton County American Legion Post No. 89 Hut" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved November 7, 2016.  with nine photos from 2005