The City Council should see to it that a new school house is provided before the beginning of the next session of the public school. The present building is inadequate, unsuited, unfit for the purposes for which it is used. It should never have been built, but the Council was over persuaded by some of our prominent parsimonious citizens who were after avoiding tax paying, and this old makeshift is the result. Let arrangements be made at once for building a schoolhouse this summer.
From the Greenwood Commonwealth, March 16, 1900
Greenwood is to have a handsome public school building. All praise to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. It is a matter which the writer has been working for years. There is not anything which adds more to the real worth of a city than good educational facilities.
From the Greenwood Commonwealth, May 11, 1900
We had the pleasure, the other day, of looking over the plans of the new school building. This building, when completed, will make a magnificent two story structure of brick and stone. The first floor will be made into six classrooms, offices, hallways, vestibules and corridors. On the second floor, there will be a large chapel or auditorium, two classrooms and libraries. The foundation plans shows furnace rooms and two play rooms, one for the boys and one for the girls. The building will be heated, lighted and ventilated according to the advanced ideas of health and comfort. Every classroom will have cloak rooms adjoining, and the rooms are all large and commodious. Without a doubt Greenwood is soon to have the finest school building in the State.
From the Greenwood Commonwealth, June 15, 1900
The City of Greenwood is in absolute need of a bandstand and a place to give open air entertainments during the summer.
We now have the plans for a substantial and artistic stand, which will cost about $400.00 and to be located on the schoolhouse playgrounds, which is city property, with large park room. The stand will be 24 feet in diameter, octagon shape with tower roof, flag pole and bungalow rafter finish, painted white and all screened in. Seats are to be placed on the grounds providing comfort for our home families as well as visitors. A committee was appointed by the Business League over a year ago to look after a proposition of this kind but a suitable location and proper support were lacking and the City did not have, and has not now a surplus of funds, with which to erect the same.
Now in the last week, we have some parties who are taking considerable interest in the matter and it promises to be a success. The White Merchants Association of Greenwood have come forward and say that they will each contribute one half day's work towards erecting the same. This includes carpenters, bricklayers, painters, etc. Also a number of people have donated lumber and other materials.
It is the intention of the parties pushing the project to have built a handsome and durable bandstand that will be an ornament not only to the school grounds but to the City at large and that will last for a number a years. The Community Y.M.C.A. has also interested themselves to the extent of donating $75.00 to the proposition.
Now it behooves the rest of us to come to the front and put our shoulder to the wheel to make it a success so as to provide a comfortable place for our outdoor entertainment during the summer months, which will not only be a pleasure for the public, but for yourself and family to spend pleasant evenings at the entertainments to be furnished by our Band and other musical organizations from time to time during the summer. THE COMMITTEE.
From the Greenwood Enterprise, May 28, 1915
After many days of doubt and despair, a ray of hope dawned and a new agitation resulted in the completion of one of the finest bandstands, if not the finest, in the State of Mississippi. Greenwood's bandstand cost more than was originally intended to be expended for that structure, but with the exception of a very few, everybody is glad the City, the Y.M.C.A., and the few people that helped materially in the cause went ahead and put up a good one while they were at it, and though the season is nearly over, yet it will be there next summer, and the next and so on. Besides there are numerous other things that the bandstand may be used for being situated on the playground and near the school, football field and diamond.
From the Greenwood Enterprise, September 3, 1915