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William Hooper Councill High School Site
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
N 34° 43.315 W 086° 35.327
16S E 537650 N 3842282
Quick Description: The oldest African-Americans school in Huntsville.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 6/17/2007 11:01:13 AM
Waymark Code: WM1PM0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 99

Long Description:
William Hooper Councill High School Site, 1892-1966
The first public school for African-Americans in the city of Huntsville was named for the founder of the Alabama A&M University. The site, selected by a committee headed by the Rev. W.E. Gaston, was donated by the Davis-Lowe family.
Founded in 1867 in the basement of Lakeside Methodist Episcopal Church on Jefferson Street, the school was moved to a frame building on this site in 1892. The first diplomas were granted in 1912. A brick structure replaced the original building in 1927.
The school was closed due to integration, graduating its last class in 1966.
Marker Name: William Hooper Councill High School Site

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
The building is now boarded up.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1993

Marker Number: Not listed

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