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Kimsey Junior College - Ducktown, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member debbado
N 35° 02.953 W 084° 23.315
16S E 738181 N 3881619
Quick Description: This former school, also known as Ducktown Elementary School, is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 7/27/2009 3:33:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM6WAJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
The sign you will see off Hwy 68 is Ducktown Elementary School. Follow that road. There is a posted hand made No Trespassing sign after you enter off Hwy. 68 so walking around the school is probably not a good idea. You are able to drive up and take some pictures, tho.

Date Built 1932
Architect: James A. Siegrist & Assoc.
Renovated 1978
Terry Barker & Bob Allen
Contractor: Collins & Hobbs, Inc.

Taken from (visit link)

5) Kimsey Junior College, Ducktown, Polk County. The only architect-designed structure in Tennessee's Copper Basin and a rare rural example of Collegiate Gothic Architecture, Kimsey Junior College, designed by architect Reuben H. Hunt, was built in 1932-33 for a state college, but was never used for its intended purpose, and became a vocational and general school for Ducktown. Though now vacant and beginning to suffer from deterioration, the City of Ducktown has shown an interest in acquiring the property for a community center.
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Madisonville Democrat, (Monroe Co. TN) Wednesday, March 18, 1942:

“Dr. L.E. Kimsey, 74, for whom the many-curved Kimsey Highway between Benton and Copperhill and a school in Ducktown were named, died at 5:15 p.m., Friday. The Ducktown High School building originally was called Kimsey Junior College, but it was never used as a college.
He had practiced medicine in Ducktown for approximately 50 years and was well known throughout that section of the country. He led in civic and charitable activities. When he began his practice, he used to make trips to patients on horseback and afoot.
Funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the home, with burial in Zion Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.” [Zion Hill is located in Polk Co. TN].
Highway 68
Ducktown, TN USA

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