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Plant City in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Plant City High School

 
 
Plant City High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, April 26, 2012
1. Plant City High School Marker
Inscription.
This property has been
placed on the

National Register
of Historic Places


by the United States
Department of the Interior

(Marker Number 81000194.)
 
Location. 28° 1.165′ N, 82° 7.449′ W. Marker is in Plant City, Florida, in Hillsborough County. Marker is on North Collins Street north of East Herring Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The plaque is mounted on the east face of the building, at the top of the steps, next to the old front doors. Marker is at or near this postal address: 605 North Collins Street, Plant City FL 33566, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cow Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Plant City (approx. 0.3 miles away); Plant City Union Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Glover School (approx. 6 miles away); 320th Bombardment Group (M) (approx. 6.9 miles away); Polk Theatre and Office Building (approx. 10.3 miles away); The Oates Building (approx. 10.3 miles away); Munn Park Historic District (approx. 10.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Plant City.
 
Regarding Plant City High School. Built in 1914 as the Plant City Public School,
Plant City High School Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, April 26, 2012
2. Plant City High School Marker
The plaque is mounted to the right of the doors in this photo.
the facility is a three-story modified Georgian Revival-style brick building, colored red with tan accents and white windows, and two large, white, columned porticoes which are the focal points of the east and west facades. School was taught here for 58 years, until the present day Plant City High School moved to a new campus in 1972. Hillsborough County deeded the old school to the Plant City government, and efforts commenced to restore and re-purpose the building.

Today, the "1914 Plant City High School Community Center" hosts neighborhood programs and events and is home to a local history museum and genealogical archives center maintained by the East Hillsborough Historical Society. Listed as "Plant City High School" with the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 (# 81000194), the building is also a Contributing Structure within the North Plant City Residential District (a National Historic District).
 
Also see . . .
1. Plant City High School page at Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 11, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
2. East Hillsborough Historical Society on Facebook. (Submitted on May 11, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
 
Categories. Education
 
Plant City Public School Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, April 26, 2012
3. Plant City Public School Dedication Plaque
Plant City Public School
Erected 1914
Board of Public Instruction, Hillsborough County
Wm. Schneider, Chairman, Plant City.
E.C. Miller, Member, Tampa.
R.W. Proctor, Member, Keysville.
Board of Local Trustees:
J.A. Burney, Plant City.
J. W. Hull,        "      "  .
T.M. Strickland,   "     "  .
Marshall Moore, Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Willis R. Biggers, Architect.
Dudley & Carlton, Contractors.
1914 Plant City High School Community Center image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, April 26, 2012
4. 1914 Plant City High School Community Center
"Listed on the National Register of Historic Places"
[ A gift of the Class of 1933 ]
1914 Plant City High School Building image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, April 26, 2012
5. 1914 Plant City High School Building
Quintilla Geer Burton Archives Center image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, April 26, 2012
6. Quintilla Geer Burton Archives Center
This genealogical archive is housed at the 1914 Plant City High School Community Center.
East Hillsborough Historical Society image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, April 26, 2012
7. East Hillsborough Historical Society
The society partners with the City of Plant City to operate the Community Center.
1914 Plant City High School Community Center image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, April 26, 2012
8. 1914 Plant City High School Community Center
Corner view showing the south and west sides of the building (including west portico)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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