Secondary Industrial School

Secondary Industrial School (HM132M)

Location: Columbus, GA 31904 Muscogee County
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N 32° 29.38', W 84° 58.643'

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Proposed in 1904 by Carleton B. Gibson, Columbus School Superintendent, the Secondary Industrial School is regarded as the nation's first public coeducational industrial high school. G. Gunby Jordan, then President of the School Board, and his son R. C. Jordan donated the land and were instrumental in developing the school. The school was centrally located in Waverly Terrace, a community planned and developed by the Jordan Company, and completed in 1906. The school's name changed to Columbus Industrial High School in 1912 and again in 1939 to Columbus Junior High School.

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Designed by the Atlanta firm of J. W. Golucke, the building is of monumental style and scale. Using brick and stone to illustrate the Neo-Classical details, this architectural design was popular for public buildings at the turn of the century. The building's appearance has remained essentially unchanged since its opening with only minor alterations and an addition of a rear gymnasium in the 1930s. The interior layout is three floors over an English basement, or "Quincy Plan". Golucke was best known for designing twenty courthouses in Georgia. This structure represents one of his few designs that is not a courthouse.
HM NumberHM132M
Year Placed2003
Placed ByHistoric Chattahoochee Commission, the Historic Columbus Foundation and School Alumni
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 1:46pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 690041 N 3596515
Decimal Degrees32.48966667, -84.97738333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 29.38', W 84° 58.643'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 29' 22.80" N, 84° 58' 38.58" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1112 29th St, Columbus GA 31904, US
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