Philadelphia to restore cabin destroyed in 2011 tornado

By The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — The city of Philadelphia has hired a Meridian architecture firm to oversee restoration of the historic log cabin at Northside Park destroyed in a 2011 tornado.

The Neshoba Democrat reports that the Mississippi Department of Archives and History also must approve the hiring of Luke and Kaye Architects.

The April 27, 2011, tornado touched down at the park and tore a 22-mile path to the Coy community, killing one, and went barreling on through Tuscaloosa, Ala., where there were more deaths.

The log cabin was built in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps for use as the public library. When a new library was constructed in the 1970s, the cabin was moved to the park where it is used for community meetings, birthday parties and family reunions.