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Columbia County High School - Lake City, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 30° 11.344 W 082° 38.497
17R E 341960 N 3340874
Quick Description: The original Columbia County High School in Lake City, Florida, is now used as the Columbia County School Board Administrative Complex.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/21/2008 11:41:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM4QRV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:
From Wikipedia:

The original Columbia County High School is a historic building in Lake City, Florida, United States, located at 528 West Duval Street. It is presently the location of Columbia County Public Schools administrative offices.


It was built in 1921 and was the only high school in Columbia County. When enrollment exceeded capacity, it was replaced by a larger facility on Pennsylvania Avenue in 1957 which was named, Columbia High School. The original High School was used as the School Board Administrative offices for a time, then converted into Lake City Junior High School in the mid-1970s. It was the site of Ted Bundy's abduction of Kimberly Leach on February 9, 1978.

The Columbia County Schools administrative offices returned to the building after Lake City Middle School was constructed and opened in 1990.

On November 15, 1993, the building was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

NOTE: The address posted on Wikipedia is not correct. I don't know if they've just renumbered the buildings along Duval Street or if it was wrong all along, but the correct street address is 372 West Duval Street.

From the Florida Division of Historical Resources website:

Lake City COLUMBIA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 528 W. Duval St. 1921, 1926. Masonry Vernacular with some Italianate elements. 2 stories. Was of major importance to the education of white high school students for many years. Served later as a junior high school, but was closed in 1989. Public. N.R. 1993.

372 West Duval Street
Lake City, FL USA

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