Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Middleton Senior High School
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
Erected 2003 by The Hillsborough County Historic Advisory Council.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Education. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 8, 2003.
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. The marker is on the George S. Middleton High School campus in Tampa's Jackson Heights neighborhood. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4801 North 22nd Street, Tampa FL 33610, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cyrus Greene Park (approx. half a mile away); Hillsborough County Historical Cemetery For All People (approx. 0.8 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tampa.
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