“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Collierville in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Collierville High School

COLLIERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judy King, September 2, 2014
Inscription. This land, which was actually in Mississippi until 1838, originally belonged to the Chickasaws. This area has served as a central hub for education in Collierville since 1873, when Bellevue Female College constructed a two story wooden building here. In 1896, the College burned and was replaced with a brick structure. Bellevue College suspended operations in 1904. Collierville High School, founded in 1905, utilized the college’s buildings, and undertook expansions in 1911 and 1924. A new High School facility was built here by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935, the structure remains an ideal example of the “WPA Moderne” architectural style.

Grades 1-12 were all taught at this facility until 1960, when the elementary grades moved to Peterson Lake Road. In 1996, when Collierville High relocated to Frank and Byhalia Roads, this facility became Collierville Middle School, which it remained until 2012, when Collierville Middle moved to Quinn Road. Ownership of this property was transferred from Shelby County Schools to the Town of Collierville in 2012.
Erected 2013 by Town of Collierville and Main Street Collierville.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
COLLIERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judy King, September 2, 2014
35° 2.667′ N, 89° 40.008′ W. Marker is in Collierville, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of College Street and Walnut Street, on the right when traveling west on College Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1101 New Byhalia Rd, Collierville TN 38017, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Brooks Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Collierville (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chalmers's Collierville Raid (about 300 feet away); Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away); Presbyterian Church of Collierville (about 500 feet away); Collierville United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Collierville Christian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Collierville.
Categories. Education
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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