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Creation Date

7-5-2009

Building Name

Risley High School

Description

Risley High School, Brunswick, GA

Colored Memorial School was built in January 1922 and was renamed Risley High School in honor of Captain Douglas G. Risley. It is located at 1800 Albany Street in Brunswick. The first building, built in 1922, is in solid condition and is an excellent example of brick masonry and wood frame construction with Neoclassical Revival elements. The second building was constructed in 1936 and is a two-story building of brick masonry and wood frame construction. Both buildings retain original historic qualities and serve as an historic landmark.

These schools have continued to operate since their opening. Originally intended as a school for African Americans, it is one of the few schools that survived desegregation. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 2002, NRIS #02001290

Latitude, Longitude

31.15478611, -81.49101944

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Risley High School; Colored Memorial School; Captain Douglas G. Risley; Historic site; Glynn County (Ga.); Schools --- Georgia --- Brunswick --- Glynn County.

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