I’m in Sneedville TN. This stone building was once an annex of sorts to the long-gone Hancock County school that sat where the upper parking lot is for the new school. I had a class in this building (6th grade, I think)…a geography class. I can’t remember the name of the man who taught the class. He was a tall and angular, very pleasant, well-spoken person and he knew his geography. Unfortunately, to me, he also had a really strong country accent. I was a punctilious kid and a smart ass, to boot. He came in and caught me standing in front of the class mocking his accent (Lima, Peru came out to rhyme with “I-ma Me-too”. The kids thought it was funny, but they thought it was funnier when he gave me a couple of swift slaps on the butt.
This plaque is on the left side of the door:
It means that the National Youth Administration, then part of the W.P.A., built this in 1939, the last year that group functioned under the W.P.A. It was disbanded in 1943.