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Orange Street School

 
 
Orange Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 7, 2014
1. Orange Street School Marker
Inscription. St. Augustine High and Grade School opened in October 1910, with an enrollment of more than 400 students in grades 1-12. The new public school, billed locally as "the finest in Florida," was the inspiration of W.S.M. Pinkham, Mayor of St. Augustine and Superintendent of Public Instruction of St. Johns County. The three-story eclectic revival style school was designed by Robinson & Reidy, Associate Architects, of Savannah and New York, and was constructed at a cost of $60,000. It featured a clay tile roof, carved rafter ends, an arched entranceway, stepped gables, hipped roof towers, and decorative tile work. The school's first floor basement contained lunch and recreation rooms and bicycle storage areas. The second and third floors housed 23 classrooms, a large auditorium, and a library. Two science labs were located on the small fourth floor. Theodore Culp, former principal of the DeLand Schools, was appointed as the school's first principal. The school's first graduating class in May 1911 included six students. When the school closed in December 1981, it was known as Orange Street Elementary School. Since 1983, the building has housed the St. Johns County School Board and District Administration offices.
 
Erected 2011 by The St. Johns County School Board and the Florida Department of State
Orange Street School Marker with school building behind image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 7, 2014
2. Orange Street School Marker with school building behind
. (Marker Number F-729.)
 
Location. 29° 53.862′ N, 81° 18.952′ W. Marker is in St. Augustine, Florida, in Saint Johns County. Marker is on Orange Street east of Sevilla Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in front of the St Johns County School Board building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 40 Orange Street, Saint Augustine FL 32084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Santo Domingo Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Santo Domingo Redoubt (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Santo Domingo Redoubt (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The 1886 Old Drugstore (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Santo Domingo Redoubt (about 300 feet away); Tolomato Indian Village (about 300 feet away); The Cubo Line (about 300 feet away); Los Floridanos (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Augustine.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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