Florance Street School

Florance Street School (HM7SW)

Location: Savannah, GA 31415 Chatham County
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N 32° 3.654', W 81° 6.479'

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Florance Street School was designed by the firm Levy and Clarke and built in 1929 as one of the early public schools in Savannah built specifically for African-American students. It contributed greatly to Savannah's Cuyler-Brownville community by offering quality education and leadership development to its students. The school's construction was a direct result of efforts by Savannah's African-American community in 1928 to remedy inequities in segregated schools. These efforts brought about a three-hundred-percent increase in state expenditures for black schools. Florence Street School was desegregated in 1971, along with Savannah's other public schools, and it continued to serve as an elementary school until 1987. The building was rehabilitated as housing in 2000.
HM NumberHM7SW
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number25-15
Year Placed2002
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society, Mercy Housing SouthEast, Sisters of Mercy, St.Joseph's/Candler, and Cuyler-Brownville Neighborhood Assoc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 7:19am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 489807 N 3547191
Decimal Degrees32.06090000, -81.10798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 3.654', W 81° 6.479'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 3' 39.24" N, 81° 6' 28.74" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1900-1908 Florance St, Savannah GA 31415, US
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