“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jupiter in Palm Beach County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Historic Jupiter School

Historic Jupiter School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 12, 2016
1. Historic Jupiter School Marker
Inscription.  This building was constructed in 1927 to serve the town’s approximately 100 white students from grades one through twelve. Prior to its construction, students were transported by boat to attend schools along the Loxahatchee River including the 1891 Octagon School, the 1895 West Jupiter School at Sawfish Bay and the 1911 Jupiter School on Town Hall Avenue. African-American students attended a separate two-room schoolhouse in Limestone Creek through eighth grade until 1961, when Iris Hunter became the first black student at Jupiter School. Following the 1928 hurricane, both black and white area residents sought shelter in the school until they could safely return to their homes. Costing $150,000, the new school had modern amenities including a library, science lab and an auditorium complete with a stage for the arts. The building, whose architect was William Manley King, is an excellent example of Mediterranean Revival architecture, displaying many elements of the style, including a low-pitched tile roof, stucco finish, arches and a Venetian Gothic arcade on twisted columns. The Jupiter School served as the town’s primary educational facility
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until 1965, when the new Jupiter High School opened on Toney Penna Drive.
Erected 2008 by The School Board of Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-650.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1927.
Location. 26° 55.931′ N, 80° 5.995′ W. Marker is in Jupiter, Florida, in Palm Beach County. Marker is at the intersection of South Loxahatchee Drive and 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north on South Loxahatchee Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 South Loxahatchee Drive, Jupiter FL 33458, 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. Military Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sawfish Bay (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ft. Jupiter - Jupiter Lighthouse (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Jupiter and Lake Worth Railway (approx. 1.4 miles away); World War II U.S. Naval Housing Building (approx. 1˝ miles away); Unconquered Legacy (approx. 1˝ miles away); A People By The Sea (approx. 1˝ miles away); Seminoles and Pioneers (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jupiter.
Historic Jupiter School and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 12, 2016
2. Historic Jupiter School and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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