Old Sopchoppy High School Historical

Old Sopchoppy High School Historical (HM1WPX)

Location: Sopchoppy, FL 32358 Wakulla County
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N 30° 3.501', W 84° 29.611'

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Constructed in 1924 and accredited in 1928, this was the first high school built in Wakulla County. The original stucco section, an "H"shaped design with one central area and three classrooms on each side, was made possible when Sopchoppy citizens voted in 1921 for a bond issue to cover construction costs. In the 1930's, the New Deal's Works Progress Administration (WPA) used local labor to construct the first limestone addition, containing two wings of seven classrooms and the present auditorium. The limestone portions are characteristic of Spanish mission construction and exemplify 1930s master craftsmanship. In 1938-39, the second limestone addition was built, running in a north-south direction and featuring three classrooms with an adjoining hallway. Across the street, the "Spanish mission" style gymnasium, also built during this time, has been restored for use during private, cultural and civic events. The schools was integrated in 1966-67 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is architecturally significant due to its style and the master craftsmanship used in cutting its 18-to 20- inch thick walls of native limestone, which was mined approximately 12 miles north of Sopchoppy.
Year Placed2001
Placed ByThe Wakulla County School Board and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 741641 N 3327899
Decimal Degrees30.05835000, -84.49351667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 3.501', W 84° 29.611'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 3' 30.06" N, 84° 29' 36.66" W
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Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 164 Yellow Jacket Rd, Sopchoppy FL 32358, US
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