Historic Markers Across Georgia



Florance Street School



Marker ID: GHS 25-15
Location: on W 35th Street at Florance Street, Savannah, GA.
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 03.669    W 081° 06.499
  32.06115    -81.10831666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMKBN0
Florance Street School Marker  



Text:

Florance Street School was designed by the firm Levy and Clarke and built in 1929 as one of the early public schools in Savannah built specifically for African-American students. It contributed greatly to Savannah´s Cuyler-Brownville community by offering quality education and leadership development to its students. The school´s construction was a direct result of efforts by Savannah´s African-American community in 1928 to remedy inequities in segregated schools. These efforts brought about a three-hundred-percent increase in state expenditures for black schools. Florence Street School was desegregated in 1971, along with Savannah´s other public schools, and it continued to serve as an elementary school until 1987. The building was rehabilitated as housing in 2000.



 
Florance Street School
Florance Street School


 

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