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Bonita Springs in Lee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bonita Springs Elementary School

 
 
Bonita Springs Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 2, 2018
1. Bonita Springs Elementary School Marker
Inscription.  This school contains two historic building and is a rare example of a historical school that continues to serve its original function. The rural village of Bonita Springs, originally called Survey, grew during the Florida Land Boom of the 1920s and this brick structure replaced the previous one-room schoolhouses. The original three-room school was built in 1921 and the first principal was Miss Alma McDonald. A local contractor utilized local oak and cypress lumber to complete the masonry vernacular structure. The school expanded in 1927 by adding a two-story building with auditorium. The addition features the Mediterranean Revival architectural style common from 1915-1930, and is a combination of Spanish, Italian, Moorish and Byzantine influences. In the early 1940s the two buildings were united and a cafeteria was an integral part of the community for generations. The school was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999, the first property in Bonita Springs to be so listed.
 
Erected 2008 by The City of Bonita Springs and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-648.)
Bonita Springs Elementary School Marker and 1927 addition image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 2, 2018
2. Bonita Springs Elementary School Marker and 1927 addition

 
Location. 26° 20.097′ N, 81° 46.502′ W. Marker is in Bonita Springs, Florida, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Dean Street and Home Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Dean Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10701 Dean Street, Bonita Springs FL 34135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lester J. and Dellora A. Norris (approx. 4.8 miles away); Koreshan Unity Settlement (approx. 7.2 miles away); Rosemary Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away); People and Plants (approx. 12.2 miles away); Plants and Progress (approx. 12.2 miles away); The Naples Depot (approx. 13.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Naples Depot (approx. 13.4 miles away); Tin City (approx. 13 miles away).
 
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Bonita Springs Elementary School Marker and original 1921 school image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, October 2, 2018
3. Bonita Springs Elementary School Marker and original 1921 school
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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