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Secondary Industrial School - HCC - Muscogee Co., GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 32° 29.380 W 084° 58.643
16S E 690041 N 3596515
Quick Description: Secondary Industrial School historic marker located at 1112 29th St., Columbus, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2010 2:18:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM804Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 3

Long Description:

Secondary Industrial School


Side 1

Proposed in 1904 by Carleton B. Gibson, Columbus School Superintendent, the Secondary Industrial School is regarded as the nation´s first public coeducational industrial high school. G. Gunby Jordan, then President of the School Board, and his son R. C. Jordan donated the land and were instrumental in developing the school. The school was centrally located in Waverly Terrace, a community planned and developed by the Jordan Company, and completed in 1906. The school´s name changed to Columbus Industrial High School in 1912 and again in 1939 to Columbus Junior High School.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, the Historic Columbus Foundation and School Alumni, 2003

Side 2

Designed by the Atlanta firm of J. W. Golucke, the building is of monumental style and scale. Using brick and stone to illustrate the Neo-Classical details, this architectural design was popular for public buildings at the turn of the nineteenth century. The building´s appearance has remained essentially unchanged since its opening with only minor alterations and an addition of a rear gymnasium in the 1930s. The interior layout is three floors over an English basement, or "Quincy Plan." Golucke was best known for designing twenty courthouses in Georgia. This structure represents one of his few designs that is not a courthouse.

Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, the Historic Columbus Foundation and School Alumni, 2003

Type of Marker: Building

Date: 2003

Sponsor: Historic Chattahoochee Commission, the Historic Columbus Foundation and School Alumni

Marker #: Not listed

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