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Gadsden in Etowah County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Eleventh Street School

 
 
Eleventh Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
1. Eleventh Street School Marker
Inscription. The Eleventh Street School, built in 1907, was one of the earliest elementary schools in Gadsden. It is the only local surviving school building of that era.
This two-story red brick structure has solid masonry exterior walls and an entrance which features limestone columns, an entablature of the Ionic order, and a Palladian-style window.
In 1926 the original architect, Alexander Duncan Simpson, designed an addition of eight classrooms and a lunchroom.
After closing in December 1962, the school became an adult education center.
Renovated by the Gadsden City Board of Education in 1989 to serve as its administrative offices, the building stands as a memorial to the history of elementary education in this city.

(Listed in the National Register of Historic Places May 10, 1984)

Erected 1993 by the Gadsden City Board of Education: Gloria W. Rives, President; Dr. Fred M. Taylor, Superintendent: And The Etowah Historical Society
 
Erected 1993 by Alabama Historical Commission.
 
Location. 34° 0.836′ N, 86° 1.086′ W. Marker is in Gadsden, Alabama, in Etowah County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and South 11th Street, on the right when traveling east on Chestnut
Side View of thte Eleventh Street School with the 1926 Addition on the right image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
2. Side View of thte Eleventh Street School with the 1926 Addition on the right
Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1026 Chestnut Street, Gadsden AL 35901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gunn-Bellenger House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Colonel Hood House (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Luther Sibert Major General U.S. Army (Ret.) (approx. ¼ mile away); Congregation Beth Israel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Etowah County, Alabama (approx. 0.4 miles away); The North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Gadsden Times-News Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Sisters Missionary Servants Of The Most Blessed Trinity (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gadsden.
 
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Eleventh Street School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
3. Eleventh Street School Marker
Eleventh Street School and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
4. Eleventh Street School and Marker
Eleventh Street School Front Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
5. Eleventh Street School Front Entrance
Eleventh Street School now serves as the offices of the Gadsden City Board of Education image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
6. Eleventh Street School now serves as the offices of the Gadsden City Board of Education
Eleventh Street School Corner Stone image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
7. Eleventh Street School Corner Stone
Eleventh Street School Corner Stone image. Click for full size.
By Tim & Renda Carr, December 18, 2010
8. Eleventh Street School Corner Stone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 917 times since then and 88 times this year. Last updated on May 26, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 19, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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