Lanier High School - Lanett, AL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hoteltwo
N 32° 52.338 W 085° 12.022
16S E 668367 N 3638565
Quick Description: Located on Cherry Drive in Lanett, this marker describes the history of Lanier High School, now demolished.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 2/9/2014 7:59:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMK3Z4
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 1

Long Description:
Marker Text:

Side 1
The school was located at three different sites on Cherry Drive. Its beginning was in The Blue Hall Building adjacent to Goodsell Methodist Church. Later it was moved to the Dallas/Jackson Home and became the Jackson Hill School. In 1921, George H. Lanier provided funds to annex high school space. It became a part of Lanett City Schools, and the name changed to Lanier High. Lanier High was accredited in 1935 and six students constituted the first graduating class. The Darden family donated land and in 1937 a new school was built for grades 3-12 on the present site. Later, the Home Economics Building and Shop were added.

Side 2
Until 1959 Lanier High was the only school in The Greater Valley area that conferred high school diplomas on Black students. Reuben Dallas, S.Q. Bryant and L.B. Sykes were the principals who served from the early 1920s-1969. System-wide restructuring resulted in Lanier High losing grades 7-12, and in 1970 it became L. B. Sykes Lanett Jr. High with grades 6, 7 & 8. L. B. Sykes was accredited in 1974-75. The Lanier High building was demolished during the Summer of 1991, leaving the Home Economics Building as the only remnant of the school.
Marker Name: Lanier High School

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
Erected by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission And The Charter Foundation.


Date Dedicated / Placed: 2003

Marker Number: Not Listed

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