Howard Academy High School on Chestnut Street

Howard Academy High School on Chestnut Street (HM1A2W)

Location: Monticello, FL 32344 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 33.113', W 83° 51.851'

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Howard Academy High School's Building 1 opened on Chestnut Street in 1936 with one structure containing several classrooms. In 1940, a similar, second building was constructed and financed by the county, parents and The Julius Rosenwald Fund. Rosenwald, President of Sears, Roebuck and Co., donated funds to build thousands of schools, shops, and teachers' homes in the South. With the construction of Building 2, Building 1 was used as the elementary and junior high school and Building 2 served as the senior high school. Howard Academy was the first official high school for African-American students in the county. Later, a combination elementary and junior high school was built on Second Street in 1957. The Chestnut Street location served grades 9-12 students until 1959-60 when the elementary/junior high school on Second Street was expanded for students in all 12 grades. After 1960 the Chestnut Street Buildings were not used for several years. However, when schools were integrated in the early 1970's, the Chestnut site again served elementary students until the elementary school could be built. Currently, Building 2 is vacant and Building 1 is a storage space for the school district.
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HM NumberHM1A2W
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Marker NumberF-682
Year Placed2009
Placed ByThe Jefferson County Public School District, The Jefferson County Retired Educators Association, Alumni and Friends and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 5:28am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 225241 N 3383433
Decimal Degrees30.55188333, -83.86418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 33.113', W 83° 51.851'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 33' 6.78" N, 83° 51' 51.06" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2200 Mamie Scott Dr, Monticello FL 32344, US
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