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Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BONSAIRAD
N 26° 55.932 W 080° 05.997
17R E 589354 N 2979243
Quick Description: This marker tells the history of a school built in 1927.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/10/2009 12:12:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM7DPP
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 32

Long Description:
HISTORIC JUPITER SCHOOL This building was constructed in 1927 to serve the town's approximately 100 white students from grades one through twelve.Prior to its construction,students were transported by boat to attend schools along the Loxahatchee River including the 1891 Octagon School,the 1895 west Jupiter School at Sawfish Bay and the 1911 Jupiter School on Town Hall Avenue.African-American students attended a seperate two-room schoolhouse in Limestone Creek through eighth grade until 1961,when Iris Hunter became the first black student at Jupiter School.Following the 1928 hurricane,both black and white area residents sought shelter in the school until they could safely return to their homes.Costing $150,000,the new school had modern amenities including a library,science lab and an auditorium complete with stage for the arts.The build whose architect was William Manley King,is an excellent example of Mediterranean Revival architecture,displaying many elements of the style including a low-pitch tile roof,stucco finish,arches and a Venetian Gothic arcade on twisted columns.The Jupiter School served as the town's primary educational facility until 1965 when the new Jupiter High School was opened on Toney Penna Drive.

Marker Number: F-650

Date: 2009

County: Palm Beach

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: School board of PBCO & FL Dept of State

Website: Not listed

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