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Henegar School Complex



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Location: 635 E. New Haven Ave., across from Melbourne Post Office
County: Brevard
Coordinates: N 28° 4.70    W 080° 36.62
  28.07833333    -80.61033333
Waymark: None
 



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The center building of this complex was built in the period 1919 - 1921 and the first high school graduating class graduated May 12, 1921, with 13 students.

The building was soon overflowing and six "Shacks" were built to care for the surplus students.

The high school building (Eastern Building) was completed in 1926. William Christen was the architect.

Even that was insufficient and the "primary" building (now destroyed) was erected in 1928.

The year 1921, when this complex was started, there were two street lights, three churches, few houses, no paved streets, and one or two general stores in Melbourne.

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