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Middleton Senior High School

 
 
Middleton Senior High School Marker Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 22, 2010
1. Middleton Senior High School Marker
Inscription. In 1934 Middleton Senior High School, named for George S. Middleton, opened on 24th and Chelsea Streets in East Tampa as the first high school for African Americans in Hillsborough County. Previously, Booker T. Washington School had accommodated both junior and senior high students.

Middleton Senior High School experienced two fires in 1940 and 1968. When the 1940 fire destroyed the school, Charles Boyer, Tampa Urban League Executive Secretary secured government support through the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for new building funds.

In 1971, the Hillsborough County desegregation plan formed Middleton Junior High School. In 1993, Middleton was renamed A.J. Ferrell Middle School of Technology, the first in Hillsborough County to provide Internet access in every classroom.

S. Howard Newsome (1934-1940), C.B. Bryant (1940-1947), G.V. Stewart (1947-1959) and A.J. Ferrell (1959-1971) served as principals of MSHS.

A new Middleton Senior High School located at 22nd Street and Osborne Avenue became a reality under the alumni group headed by President Fred Hearns. Principal Henry "Shake" Washington opened the school on June 30, 2000.

February 8, 2003

 
Erected 2003 by The Hillsborough County Historic Advisory Council.
 
Marker series.
Middleton High School and Historical Marker Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 27, 2010
2. Middleton High School and Historical Marker
This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
 
Location. 27° 59.331′ N, 82° 26.051′ W. Marker is in Tampa, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on East Osborne Avenue east of North 22nd Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is on the George S. Middleton High School campus in Tampa's Jackson Heights neighborhood. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4801 North 22nd Street, Tampa FL 33610, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sgt. Nick Matassini (approx. 1.2 miles away); Il Cimitero Dell’Unione Italiana (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ossuarium Memoriale (approx. 1.2 miles away); Angus R. Goss (approx. 1.3 miles away); Florida Sentinel Bulletin (approx. 1.3 miles away); Old People's Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Benedict the Moor School (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cueto Boarding House (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tampa.
 
Additional keywords. Jackson Heights
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Middleton Senior High School Marker Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 22, 2010
3. Middleton Senior High School Marker
George S. Middleton High School Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 22, 2010
4. George S. Middleton High School
Seen from the corner of 22nd and Osborne
George S. Middleton High School Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 22, 2010
5. George S. Middleton High School
Middleton Senior High School Alumni Memorial Photo, Click for full size
By AGS Media, July 22, 2010
6. Middleton Senior High School Alumni Memorial
Behind the sign at the corner of 22nd and Osborne is a memorial to alumni from the original MSHS.
 
 
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