Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center Historic Marker, 2003

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Title

Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center Historic Marker, 2003

Alternative Title

Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center Historic Marker

Subject

Orlando (Fla.)
Buildings--Florida
High schools--Florida
Elementary schools--United States
Schools
Community centers--Florida
African Americans--Florida
Historical markers--Florida

Description

The historic marker for the Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center, located at 101 North Parramore Avenue in Downtown Orlando, Florida, in 2003. From 1921 to 1922, a school for African-American children was constructed in Parramore and named after L. C. Jones, the third principal of Johnson Academy. The structure was designed by Howard Reynolds and built by Joseph Hanner. Later named Jones High School, the school was originally formed for students through grade ten.

In 1952, the high school moved to a new location and the building was converted to Callahan Elementary School, the only elementary school serving the Parramore community. In 1970, Callahan Elementary became the only school in Orange County to close permanently due to desegregation. The site was converted into a community center and was renamed the Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center in 1995.

Creator

Cook, Thomas

Source

Original color digital image by Thomas Cook, 2003: Private Collection of Thomas Cook.

Date Created

2003

Contributor

Cook, Thomas

Is Part Of

Thomas Cook Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

187 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Jones School, Parramore, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Jones High School, Parramore, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Callahan Elementary School, Parramore, Downtown Orlando, Florida
Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center, Parramore, Downtown Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Thomas Cook and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Thomas Cook and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Thomas Cook

External Reference

Rajtar, Steve. A Guide to Historic Orlando. Charleston, SC: History Press, 2006.
"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 30: Jones High School, Part 1." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/2483.
"RICHES Podcast Documentaries, Episode 31: Jones High School, Part 2." RICHES of Central Florida. https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka2/items/show/2484.
"History." Jones High School, Orange County Public Schools. https://www.ocps.net/lc/southwest/hjo/schoolinfo/Pages/History.aspx.
"Dr. J. B. Callahan Neighborhood Center." Families, Parks and Recreation, City of Orlando. http://www.cityoforlando.net/recreation/dr-j-b-callahan-neighborhood-center/.

Transcript

ERECTED A.D. 1922
-TRUSTEES-
S.T. WAY, CHAPMAN
DR. R.P. BUCKMASTER, SEC.
DR. N.L. BRYAN
S. JOHNSON, CITY SUPT.
-COUNTY BOARD-
JAS. A. KNOX, CHAIRMAN
W.H. SCHULTZ
G.W. BRAY
A.B. JOHNSON, CO. SUPT.
-BUILDER-
C.C. HANNER
-ARCHITECT-
HOWARD M. REYNOLDS

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1 color digital image

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