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Archer School Gymnasium
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 29° 31.671 W 082° 31.192
17R E 352714 N 3267432
Quick Description: Located at 16671 SW 137th Ave
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/27/2018 7:38:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMYC39
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Alachua County Board of Public Instruction contracted with the firm of Winston and Perry to build a 3-story brick building for the Archer School, west of an old wood frame building, in 1917. The building housed grades 1-10 until 1925 when the 11th and 12th grades were added. Archer High School gained its accreditation in 1926, and graduated its first senior class that same year. Construction began in 1936 on a new gymnasium building as part of the New Deal Works Progress Administration Project 1189, and was completed the following year. The gymnasium was used as an auditorium for school activities and sporting events such as basketball. The school continued to offer high school classes until 1951, and in 1954 the school was reduced to grades 1-6 with kindergarten added in 1963. In 1969, the school consolidated with the local African-American school, and moved to a new location. The old brick school was demolished in 1972. This gymnasium building remained. The City of Archer and volunteers rehabilitated the building and reopened it as the Archer Community Center in July 2011.
Marker Number: F-972

Date: 2016

County: Alachua

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: The City of Archer, The Alachua County Historical Commission and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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