Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hillsborough County High School
Erected 2004 by The Preservation Committee, Thomas Jefferson High School Alumni Association.
Location. 27° 58.084′ N, 82° 27.745′ Click for map. The marker is located in the city's Tampa Heights neighborhood. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2704 North Highland Avenue, Tampa FL 33602, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Buffalo Soldiers in Tampa Heights (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Washington Junior High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); German-American Club (approx. 0.8 miles away); El Centro Asturiano de Tampa (approx. 0.8 miles away); C. Cecilia Morse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Greater New Salem Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pioneer Priests Graves (approx. 0.9 miles away); Billy Graham Began Here (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
More about this marker. The marker is capped with the logo of the Tampa Historical Society.
Regarding Hillsborough County High School. The building, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007, was the third campus in Hillsborough High School's history. The school, first established in 1885, left this campus for their fourth and current home in the nearby Old Seminole Heights neighborhood.
The county established Thomas Jefferson High School at this site during the era of segregation to serve as the designated school for Hispanic students.
Sometime after Jefferson High left to re-open at a new location, the building became home to George Washington Junior High School until that school's closure in 1979.
Currently, the "Old Hillsborough County High School" building is the home to the D.W. Waters Career Center, a Hillsborough County Public School for 11th and 12th grade students getting occupational and vocational training.
Also see . . . Hillsborough High School - Over the Years ! ::. Enjoy the many fine old "pics" ! !
Additional keywords. Career Center, Vocational
Categories. • 20th Century • Education • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 3,887 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 28, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. 7, 8. submitted on June 29, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.