Historic Markers Across Georgia

Haines Normal and Industrial Institute

Marker ID: GHS 121-14
Location: in front of Laney High School at the intersection of Laney Walker Blvd and Phillips St in Augusta, GA
County: Richmond
Coordinates: N 33° 28.007    W 081° 58.930
  33.46678333    -81.98216666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM78VY
Haines Normal and Industrial Institute Marker
Photo by Ken Moser


Established by influential educator Lucy Craft Laney, the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute was chartered in 1886 and grew to include a Kindergarten to Junior College curriculum, the Lamar School of Nursing, and a teacher training program. Named for a benefactor Francine Haines, the Institute also served the African-American community as cultural center before its replacement in 1949 with the present Laney High School. The Cauley-Wheeler Building (1924), located in the center of campus, housed the primary school and was named for philanthropist Alice Wheeler of New York and her nurse Mary Cauley, a Lamar graduate. It is the last remaining building from the original Haines Campus.

Georgia Historical Society and the
2009.1 Haines Alumni Association, Inc. 121-14

Haines Normal and Industrial Institute
Photo by Ken Moser