Patton Elementary School

Patton Elementary School (HMJI3)

Location: Florence, AL 35630 Lauderdale County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 48.154', W 87° 40.033'

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(1891-1958)

First school in Florence Public school system built 1890 on land given by Governor Robert M. Patton. It was occupied in 1891. Designed originally to serve all white elementary school children of Florence. Usually served six grades divided into nine sections. The building was remodeled several times and also housed the Superintendents Offices. Cloakrooms, safety doors, fire escapes were added, and the third floor was removed in 1921.

Ada Coffee, leading Alabama educator, joined the facility in 1896, and served as principal from 1910 to 1944. She established the first school lunchroom and parent teachers association in Florence.

White children moved to JW Powell School in 1958 when the Negro high school burned. About 360 African American junior and senior high school students used the Patton building form January 5, 1959 until Burrell- Slater High school building was completed in 1960. The Building was razed, and grounds are now occupied by Florence Utility Department.
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HM NumberHMJI3
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Placed ByFlorence Historical Board Florence Alabama
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 6:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 438969 N 3851351
Decimal Degrees34.80256667, -87.66721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 48.154', W 87° 40.033'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 48' 9.24" N, 87° 40' 1.98" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 702 E College St, Florence AL 35630, US
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