Historic Jupiter School Historical

Historic Jupiter School Historical (HM1TVT)

Location: Jupiter, FL 33458 Palm Beach County
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Country: United States of America
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N 26° 55.931', W 80° 5.995'

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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 until 1965, when the new Jupiter High School opened on Toney Penna Drive.
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HM NumberHM1TVT
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe School Board of Palm Beach County and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Monday, August 22nd, 2016 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 589357 N 2979241
Decimal Degrees26.93218333, -80.09991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 26° 55.931', W 80° 5.995'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds26° 55' 55.86" N, 80° 5' 59.7" W
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Area Code(s)561, 305
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 S Loxahatchee Dr, Jupiter FL 33458, US
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