J.A. Huff served as the first
President of Pearl River College when the school began offering freshman
college courses in 1921. Huff began his tenure in 1917 after Will
Jacobs resigned. These pictures were taken around the time that Huff
Hall was being completed (c. 1919). This collection of pictures is
now permanently displayed in the Pearl River Community College Museum,
housed in the south wing of Hancock Hall.
Two unidentified male students
stand on the south side porch.
The north and south porches
were removed and replaced by
Note the bricks piled in
the background. It is believed that these bricks
were the remains of the
first (original) PRCAHS building, torn down
after the fire and replaced
by Huff Hall.
Unidentified students around
the front portico of Huff Hall
Three unidentified students
stand beside Batson Hall
Unidentified man takes a
drink from a water fountain which stood in front
of the south entrance to
Jacobs Hall. Huff Hall (south elevation)
is in the background.
The campus was already a showplace with
many modern convienences
you have pictures, memorabilia, or information about the history of Pearl
River Community College? If you do, and you would be willing to donate,
loan or share this with us, contact Ronn HagueOffice of Public Relations,
Museum Project, PRCC, Highway 11 North, Poplarville, MS, 39470, ph. (601)-795-1316,
us, or use the form above.