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Old Stanton High School

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Old Stanton High School was constructed in 1917 for the specific purpose of providing a modern and safe high school building for the city's African-American students. The new brick school replaced the rambling two-story wood-frame building destroyed in the 1901 fire. The Old Stanton High School building is one of the most recognizable landmarks associated with the historic LaVilla neighborhood west of downtown. Although the current building is not directly related to the productive life of James Weldon Johnson, the site of the school was where he attended as a student, teacher, and principal. Old Stanton High School is the site most associated with the life of James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville. Noted Jacksonville architect Mellen Clark Greeley designed this building. Photo credit: The Florida Times Union, Bob Self
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